‘File 7/27 Closing down of Royal Air Force station, Muharraq in 1947 and arrangements for maintaining and servicing Muharraq aerodrome’ [6r] (15/40)
The record is made up of 1 file (17 folios). It was created in 14 Apr 1947-17 Nov 1947. It was written in English. 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 OZPICE OP TIS AIR
3TA?P LIAISON O^ICIJR, BAHRAIN.
20th April, 1947.
POLICY - STATION,
Reference your letter D.O. No.C/458 dated 14th Af)ril 1947.
2. Jith effect from 1st May 1947 no further servicing or
accommodation facilities will be available at R.AoP. Stations, Bahrain
& Sharjah and the strength of personnel in each case is being reduced
to approximately 25 men.
3* Aircraft may use the airfield runways at their own risk and
refuelling will be carried out by A.I.O.C. No night flying facilities
will be available.
4* All signal services with the exception of point to point
will also cease.
(P. R. 1L v/ILLIAI^S)
Air Staff Liaison Officer^
Copy senc to P.R. under Endt. No.C/491
dated 2^.4.47 with reference to Resy.
D.O. No. 61I-S dated 16.4^947.
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The file’s correspondence and other papers relate to the cessation of Royal Air Force (RAF) activities at Muharraq, as well as at Sharjah. Correspondence takes place between 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. and 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. , and various representatives of the RAF and civil aviation authorities. The correspondence covers issues such as the reduction of an RAF workforce at Muhurraq to fifteen men, the question of who will take on responsibility for the aerodrome at Muharraq (the Arabian American Oil Company, the Bahrain Government, the British Overseas Airways Corporation), and the viability of maintaining a ‘first-class’ airfield at Muharraq.
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The file is arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest items at the front of the file to the latest at the end. Circled index numbers written using blue/red crayon can be found throughout the file, and refer to the office notes at the end of the file (folios 16-17).
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Foliation: The main foliation sequence begins on the front cover and ends on the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, and can be found 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 following foliation anomalies occur: 1, 1A, and 1B.
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