‘File 2/42 AIR AGREEMENT BETWEEN U.K. & FRENCH GOVT.'

IOR/R/15/6/118

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The record is made up of 1 file (64 folios). It was created in 26 Jul 1946-11 Dec 1948. It was written in English, French and Arabic. 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 file contains correspondence concerning a draft agreement between the British and the French governments for the purpose of establishing certain reciprocal facilities for the operation of military flights in or over their territories. The file includes draft copies of the agreement in English and in French. It also includes correspondence regarding obtaining permission from the Sultan of Muscat and Oman for the use of the landing facilities in Salalah, Masirah and Gwadur by French aircrafts.

The main correspondents in the file are: the Commonwealth Relations Office, London; the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat; Air Officer Commanding British Forces, Aden; and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , Bushire and Bahrain.

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1 file (64 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file. Folios 63-65 are file notes.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 66; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 3-61; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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English, French and Arabic 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/15/6/118
Former external reference(s)
Subject Files: File 2/42

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26 Jul 1946-11 Dec 1948 (CE, Gregorian)

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