List of British representatives in the Trucial States

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Trucial States (grey), shown with the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman (red) and the Imamate of Oman (orange).
Emirates of the UAE.

This is a list of British representatives in the Trucial States from 1939 to 1971. They were responsible for representing British interests in the Trucial States, a British protectorate consisting of seven emirates in the Persian Gulf, which formed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the protectorate ended.

For British representatives in the UAE since 1971, see: List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates.


(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Political Officers (in Sharjah)
October 1939 to October 1940 John Baron Howes
October 1940 to April 1941 Roy Douglas Metcalfe
7 April 1941 to April 1942 Cornelius James Pelly First time
March 1943 to April 1944 Maurice Patrick Tandy
May 1944 to October 1944 Michael Hadow
October 1944 to April 1945 Richard Ernest Rowland Bird
3 April 1945 to April 1946 Raymond Clive Murphy
May 1946 to January 1947 Hugh Rance First time
January 1947 to May 1947 Gordon Noel Jackson First time
May 1947 to June 1947 Hugh Rance Second time
June 1947 to July 1947 Cornelius James Pelly Second time
July 1947 to August 1947 Gordon Noel Jackson Second time
1947 to 1948 Joseph Edward Havelock Hudson
1948 to 1950 Patrick Desmond Stobart
1950 to 1951 Harry Denis Mitchell
1951 to 1952 John Wilton
1952 Martin Buckmaster
1952 to 1953 Michael Scott Weir
Political Agents (in Dubai)
20 May 1953 to 1955 John William Wall Most known by his pen name Sarban
1955 to 1956 Christopher Pirie-Gordon
1956 to 1958 John Peter Tripp
1958 to 1961 Donald Hawley
1961 to 1964 Alfred James M. Craig
1964 to 1966 Glencairn Balfour Paul
1966 to 1968 David Roberts
1968 to 1971 Julian Bullard
1971 Julian Fortay Walker

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Ben Cahoon (2000). "United Arab Emirates". Retrieved 4 October 2018.