'File 2/32 I II. AVIATION. C. FOREIGN AVIATION. (I) Use Of Gwadur Landing Ground by K.L.M and Air France.’

IOR/R/15/6/111

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The record is made up of 1 volume (255 folios). It was created in 23 Jul 1932-13 Jan 1939. It was written in English, Arabic, French and Dutch. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The volume contains correspondence related to the concerns raised by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman regarding the landing of French and Dutch aeroplanes at Gwadur, which is part of his territory. The Sultan desires for these airlines to first obtain his authorization before flying over or landing anywhere in his territory. The volume includes correspondence between the British Government and the French and the Dutch governments asking to liaise with their respective airlines to write directly to the Sultan to obtain permission before using the airspace over his territories.

Air France and the Royal Dutch Airlines [KML] applied directly to the Government of Muscat and Oman to obtain the named permission, and they also wrote asking for a renewal of their applications every time an authorization expired. The volume includes copies of authorisations that are issued by the Sultan of Muscat and Oman for aircraft to land in and fly over Muscat and Oman.

The main correspondents in the volume are: the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department; the Secretary of State for India; the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Muscat; the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bahrain; and the Government of Muscat and Oman.

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1 volume (255 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 251; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 4-251; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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English, Arabic, French and Dutch in Latin and Arabic script
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Archival file

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/R/15/6/111
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Subject Files: File 2/33 I

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23 Jul 1932-13 Jan 1939 (CE, Gregorian)

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'File 2/32 I II. AVIATION. C. FOREIGN AVIATION. (I) Use Of Gwadur Landing Ground by K.L.M and Air France.’, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/6/111, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000831.0x000317> [accessed 16 September 2019]

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