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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎148r] (82/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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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APPENDIX J
(Paragraph 119)
Correspondence with the Ruler of Sharjah on the Subject of Facilities for the
Royal Air Force
(i)
Letter, dated November 15 1951, from the Political Officer, Sharjah, to the
Ruler of Sharjah
With reference to the agreement dated 15th November 1951 = 15th Safar 1371
and signed by you on the subject of Air Navigation of Sharjah, I have the honour
to inform you that His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland expect that military aircraft belonging to or employed
in the service of His Majesty's Government shall at all times as hitherto enjoy
priority (when His Majesty's Government consider that circumstances require it)
in the use of any aerodrome which may be established or maintained in Sharjah
for civil aircraft, and of full facilities, without specific prior permission, and that
use of such aerodromes shall be accorded free of charge.
2. In regard to the land on which the Royal Air Force camp is situated and
which is described on the map enclosed in this letter and which you gave free
for the duration of the recent World War, His Majesty's Government will pay
you rent for this land at 500 rupees a month for so long as they require the land.
His Majesty's Government will also pay you for 2 head guards and 36 guards for
the protection of the camp at 85 rupees a month for each head guard and
65 rupees a month for each guard plus 15 rupees as a living allowance for each
man. This cost-of-living allowance shall be subject to reduction if the cost of
living falls.
(ii)
Letter, dated November 15 1951, from the Ruler of Sharjah to the
Political Officer, Sharjah
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. 0436/36/51
dated 15th November 1951, equivalent to 15th Safar 1371 a.h ., and to inform you
that I have understood its contents.
2. I agree that Military aircraft belonging to or employed in the service of
His Majesty's Government shall at all times, as hitherto, enjoy priority (when His
Majesty's Government consider that circumstances require it) in the use of any
aerodrome which may be established or maintained in Sharjah for civil aircraft,
and of full facilities without specific prior permission, and that use of such
aerodrome shall be accorded free of charge.
I also thank His Majesty's Government for the rent of 500 rupees a month
which they will pay me for the land on which the Royal Air Force camp is situated
for so long as His Majesty's Government will require the land. I also agree to
supply 2 head guards and 36 guards at the rates mentioned in your letter, the
cost-of-living allowances being subject to reduction if the cost of living falls.'
APPENDIX K
(Paragraph 122)
Assurances given to the Ruler of Sharjah on the signing of the
Civil Air Agreement of 1932
Letter, dated July 22 1932, from 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. to the Ruler of Sharjah
In connexion with the agreement for the aerodrome at Shargah, which you
have signed, you have expressed a fear lest the establishment of an air station might
involve interference with your independence and freedom.
2. I therefore write to your Honour to inform you that the British
Government will respect your and your successors' independence, complete
46639 2 p 2

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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