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    © jdd IQ COAST'i Collection 5 . ■ 0 - 1 . VlO. Negotiations with Arab Sno ikhs 1931 - 32 . j/H. Emergency landing ground at Qatar. Vlo, Occasional landings at Koweit: Agreement between the Sheikh of Koweit and Imperial Airways, Ltd. 5/17 * Lading grounds at Kalba and Shinas. /18. Use by foreign aircraft ...

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    on Thursday 22nd September. At 1808 I received following signal from s.s. "BANDRA" from Debai ... "Sheikh ... of the "Bandra" that the Sheikh of Debai had now refused to allow any of his dhows or coolies to proceed ... ashore to instruct the Sheikh that lighters and coolies must be sent off at once as the Mail Steamer ...

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    of the authorities concerned that it would be a great convenience to the Sheikh of Sharjah if a W/T Signal could ...

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    t drrojfod* fhio festei the eubjeot oi o separate report* sheikh Sol ton of Bee 0.1 Khaleiah, oe uouol during ...

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    to the establishssent of an Air Station. So frightened nm< Sheikh a&aohid that ho m»t> regretfully hut firmly fealined ...

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    wi^h hit four sons and families complete hare taken up residence at Her Fakkan by permission of Sheikh ...

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    Officer Commanding, Iraq* My telegram 139, February 23rd. Arab air route. Sheikh of Shar;aS^ has written ...

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    Has* al-Khaimah for re-fuelling for about 2 months* I should then again approach Sheikh for full ...

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    As matter is most urgent, request your views on following points, (a) Is there any prospect that Sheikh of Um-al- could be used in conjunction with barge. (b) Bo you consider offer made by Sheikh of Ras- ... personal appeal by you to Sheikh of Bibai possibly bring about a change of mind? We could fly you ...

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    Minute Paper. Department. The Inter-departmental Meeting held at the Air Ministry on 15th February discussed the memorandum on the file below. It will be seen from the memorandum that,as it has not been possible to obtain an agreement with either of the Trucial Sheikhs who were approached, ...

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    1 '• 21 Jj Hvf IH ! ' Finland m the absence o£ an agreement »ith the Sheikh concerned. Yas island belongs to- th® Sheikh of Abu Dhabi. A petrol tank and an oil tank have already been placed on the island in connection with the Military air route. The Sheikh did not give his consent to this but was informed ...

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    Minute Paper. Department. 214b 3000 8 31 comes^ to inform the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi of our intention. The flying boats would have to use Ras-al-Khaimah for refuelling; there is, of course, already a petrol barge at that place in connection with the Military air route. It will also be desired to have an emergency night stop ...

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    alternative (l)^ This proposal entail's the provision^of a^depot^ ship^at^Yas Island^on v/hich^ passengers ... makes it probable that it will be required. „ y y s. Prom point of view of protection- end of ... Turther/ consideration. ^/Question whet her Political Resident'^should inform Sheikh ot/ Abu'DhabiAf ...

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    of negotiation# with the sheikh of Ras-al-akimah for the desired facilities and said that he thought it was useless to make further efforts there as the Sheikh, although himself showing some disposition to come to terms wa^ powerless in face of local opposition* Negotiations were then begun with the sheikh of Dabai ...

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    Bahrein owing to the attitude of the Trucial coast Sheikhs to the service. He is now at marachi. 4. ...

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    Minute Paper. Department. 1 The Arab Air Boute. k L, r f ~P fburo-ds j ^ ^ Lj '- eui ^]rCod. «A ^ ' ri ~hr>~ L f •rhrkj> Ac ^ L** k a.ct^ csAAr ^ ) , A f J sLuZjl lc U A . J fd\ N , ^ «4f ^ ■ pc,:^ I k ^ jt*- 7 u.s.s. P.S. Please see the minutes at P.Z.452/32 below. We have now received the Sheikh ...

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    the Sheikh, though he says that he will not inter fere, declines absolutely to accept any responsi bility. In view of the Sheikh's attitude it appears that no measures of protection are likely to be adequate short ...

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    of ensuring the safety of the passengers. With the Sheikh and his people maintaining an attitude of sulky ... from this, moreover, the Sheikh will take mo responsibility (and it is obviously impossible ...

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    of the question to be con tent with simply telling the Sheikh that we shall hold him responsible. Apart from ...

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    received letters from Sheikh of Dabai oaying relative^ f o establichment of air station and asking ...

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    that the opposition there had strengthened among the leading men and that the Shihuh (of the mountains of the Musandim ... negotiations Colonel Biscoe first sounded the Sheikh of Ras al Khaimah v £ who asked for time to discuss ... to Debai; unfortunately the Sheikh of Debai was seriously ill (I understand that the R.A.F. Doctor who ...

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    four days at Debai; the Sheikh’s unfortunate illness had prevented his discussing the matter properly ... strong enough almost to force the Sheikh’s abdication and whose views he can hardly ignore; the Sheikh ... The procedure for the further consideration A good deal depends on whether the Sheikh of (sketched ...

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    on the other hand, the Sheikh's reply is unfavourable, the question of the course of policy to be pursued ... endeavoured to negotiate with one of the two Sheikhs would fix on the Sheikh responsibility for the safety ... fundamental questions of defence and of expenditure thus arise at once if the Sheikh of Debai's answer ...

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    with the Sheikh of Debai, the best interim arrangement might possibly be a night stop at Bahrein and a H long-hop ...

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    T~15. Arab air route. Sheikh of Dabai has not yet reached agreement with his relatives. He hopes to give ...

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    as soon as we have Colonel Biscoe’s report after his receipt of the Sheikh of Debai’s final answer. We ...

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    the Sheikh's abdication and whose views he can hardly (? ignore). Sheikh himself is genuinely (? anxious to) (? ...

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    leading men to grant of any further air facilities, and some of them visited ship with brother sheikhs ... and threatened to attack the town if facilities accorded. Residency Agent reported that Sheikh himself ... that it will be at least fortnight before he is in any way fit to transact business. Brother of Sheikh informs me (that) ...

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    jg) s 2 *** 1 have left Residency Agent a note (? showing) our requirements, Sheikh’s responsibilities and tentative payments proposed, for discussion with Sheikh if opportunity offers before my return, and' am posting copy London and Delhi by next air mail in case His Majesty's Government wish ...

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    if the main item, a rest-house, is, as has been suggested by the Poliii cal Resident, built by a local Sheikh ... to the Sheikh - for the payment of which approval has already been given in principle), these will probably ... of an isolated^petty sheikh on the Arabian coast. Local native opinion would be under no illusion as to the motive ...

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    satisfactory terms with the Sheikh of Ras-al-Khaimah or some other sheikh (a) on preliminary survey (e.g. ...

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    Colonel Biscoe to open negotiations with the Sheikhs of Ras-al-Khaimaii and TJmm-al-Qaiwain (these being ...

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    should concentrate on obtaining ari agreement at Has -al -Khaimah if possibly and / if the Sheikh ... that the Sheikh of Has-al-Khaimah refuses to accept any responsibility (though he says that if Government like ... with Has-al-Khaimah; there is just a chance that the latter’s people may bring pressure to bear on one Sheikh ...

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    (3 the risk of establishing a station at that place will clearly be very great unless we take steps for its permanent protection, which would naturally be more expensive than a subsidy to the Sheikh. It thus at present seems likely that the choice will lie between what is the best place from a flying ...

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    of State for India. My telegram of the 7th December, T.9Q* I have had prolonged discussion with Sheikh ... the, omitted) Sheikh’s constant opposition to the Government, and would share in the subsidy, may bring ...

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    Air route. We see no objection to houses being built by the Sheikh concerned. fr'A 9 PEC 1931 ...

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    therefore that we should concentrate on obtaining required facilities there and fall back on Dibai if Sheikh of Raselkhaimah proves entirely unyielding, I have however discussed matter in general terms with Sheikh of Dibai, ... oases when mention was made of the eventual possibility of a house on the shore, Sheikh asked ...

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    Raselkhaimah and Dibai. I have sounded the former Sheikh, who has asked for two days discuss the matter ...

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    by the Sheikh to our aircraft on visits in March 1930 and again in January 1931. Yours sincerel: J»o» m alt on, ...

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    no objection to Biscoe negotiating with the fheikh of Debai as well as with the Sheikhs of Ras-al-Khaimah ... that the Sheikh of />V "it Debai is the most influential and intelligent, as Biscoe says, and has been helpful ...

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    to the Admiralty with an India Office letter of 8th September, llo. P.Z. 5710/SI) it was stated that the Sheikh ... to us", and he was referred to as “a friendly Sheikh - something of a phenomenon on the Truciel Coast*. ... be on firmer ground if we had an agreement with the Sheikh of Debai than we should he at either of the other ...

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    there, end may I negotiate with Sheikh for facilities there? Advantages are (1) mail steamers call ... December, (3) Sheikh is the most influential and early reply ...

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    page of the draft whicn is 1 now submitted. the Sheikhs consent to a rest house on shore instead ...

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    c- > >r . •,.■•> ••'• ■> \ Vs... - '■ •-••^V '•■•* m'vV preferablV'of course probable ■that the Sheikh ^ ma ke more objection to an.establishment on shore; but in any case the addition to the draft ... to the shore should not be ^eluded by any engagements given to the Sheikh Ls'.n ..v. ' )* r. o. '5 ...

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    that in return for payment by latter under various heads Sheikh graits requisite facilities and undertakes ...

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    for facilities and it would give Sheikh a close and Continuing interest in the arrangement'* 3* Object ... by latter unier various heads Sheikh grants requisite *>- x—' facilities and undertakes effective ...

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    DRAFT TELEGRAM. P SECRETARY OE STATE c TO telegram 21 October 2583-S and also Treasury that part of the subsidy should take the form of landing fees This is practically universal method would give Sheikh ... Majesty’s Government providing that in return for payment by latter under various heads Sheikh takes ...

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    for an opportunity for re-consideration when the attitude of the Sheikh should have been ascertained, by suggesting ...

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    with the local Sheikh concerned, in order to obtain the facts on which a decision on this question 1 could ...

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    so far as this depends on the Sheikh and his tribesmen. The agreement of course would be with His ...

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