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A Historic Timeline

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Mon, 06 June 2022

UK in Bahrain - A Historic Timeline

Exploring the historic diplomatic ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Kingdom

2022 

May
HM The Queen extends personal invitation to HM King Hamad who visited the UK and attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show and a private luncheon at Windsor Castle

February
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office visited Bahrain  

2021

December
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) Rt Hon James Heappey MP, visited Bahrain. Meetings with Bahrain National Security Advisor His Highness Major General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Forces

July
Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) – Commander Royal Guard Special Forces Visit. The United Kingdom Maritime Component Command and HMS MONTROSE hosted a visit by His Highness Lieutenant Colonel Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard Special Forces.

June
United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) hosted a visit from Bahrain National Security Advisor His Highness Major General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for a visit to HMS MONTROSE.

June
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson received HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Crown Prince, and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Downing Street for an hour-long meeting on a range of issues from trade to security.

2018

April
New Royal Navy operations hub opens in the Gulf.

2017

January
UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited Bahrain to meet with the Kingdom’s Crown Prince and business leaders

2016

December
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson makes speech at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain

December
Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Bahrain and the Gulf Co-operation Council

November
Visit to Bahrain by HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

January
200th anniversary of Bahrain-UK relations.

2014

March
Launch of UK-Bahrain Joint Ministerial Working Group

January
GREAT British Week took place.  Hosted in conjunction with the third international Bahrain Air Show, the GREAT British Week was an important part of the build-up to mark the 200th anniversary of bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Bahrain.

2013

February
Visit by Bahrain’s Parliamentarians to the House of Commons for talks with British Parliamentarians

2007

June
On June 13, 2007, a co-operation agreement was signed between Bahrain Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

2006

Visit of the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, to the Kingdom of Bahrain during which she met with officials.

1984

April
State visit of the late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa to the UK

1981

September
Visit by UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to Bahrain

1995

The Bahrain British Business Forum was formed.

1979

February
Visit by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Bahrain.

1976

January
British Airways first Concorde Service from London Heathrow to Bahrain

1971

December
Bahrain formally becomes independent of the UK

The Letter from British Ambassador to the late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa can be found in the Bahrain National Museum.

1956

Political Agency Building – later British Embassy – was built on its current site in Manama

1938

The Princess Royal, Princess Alice and her husband the Earl of Athlone visited Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the winter of 1938. She was the first member of the British royal family to visit the country and the only one to meet King Abdulaziz.

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATORY EVENTS
21st May -
Green Canopy Tree Planting and Tour of New Site (Nadeen School)
29th May - St Christopher’s Jubilee Songs of Praise
1st June - British Preparatory School - Jubilee Cake Competition 
2nd June - Capital School - Jubilee Party Picnic

3rd June - British Club Street Party and Dilmun Club Jubilee Brunch
4th  June - British School Jubilee Festival
                    Lulu Supermarket British Week Launch

6th June - Scout Group of Bahrain - Queen’s Green Canopy - Tree Planting
8th June - Embassy Gala Dinner
10th June - BBBF Jubilee Cocktail Evening

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