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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' [‎155r] (96/142)

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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293
2. As a result of our discussions, 1 have understood Your Highness to say
that you are prepared to grant these facilities to the Royal Air Force on the
following conditions: —
{a) Any special rules for the conduct and security of personnel and passengers
framed^ under Section 4 of Schedule III of the Civil Air Agreement
between Your Highness and His Majesty's Government, shall apply
to the Royal Air Force.
(b) At Salalah no arms or ammunition shall be maintained by the Royal Air
Force except the essential equipment of the personnel serving there,
i.e., rifles, revolvers, side-arms and ammunition for the same, and
two machine guns only.
(c) The existing landing grounds shall not be extended without Your Highness'
consent.
(d) Monthly rent shall be paid for the American stone buildings actually used
together with ground rent for other buildings. Rent shall also be paid
for any additional ground required by the Royal Air Force in future
outside the present limits of the aerodrome camps as now defined and
marked.
(e) The number of Askars at present employed at the Salalah aerodrome shall
be increased to 80 and should it, at any time, be desired to increase the
present number of points to be guarded, there shall be a corresponding
increase in the number of Askars. The Askars will be paid for by the
Royal Air Force as at present.
(/) The Askars at Salalah shall be provided with suitable living
accommodation within the limits of the aerodrome camp.
3. I am now authorised by His Majesty's Government to inform Your
Highness that the Royal Air Force agree to accept the conditions prescribed by
Your Highness. I am accordingly to request that Your Highness will accord
your formal written consent to the grant of the facilities enumerated in paragraph 1
above to the Royal Air Force during the period of operation of the Civil Air
Agreement between Your Highness and His Majesty's Government, i.e., for seven
years, it being understood that the Agreement shall then cease unless Your
Highness accords specific permission for its extension and then only on such
conditions as may be determined by Your Highness.
(ii)
Letter, dated April 5 1947, from the Sultan of Muscat to the
47 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
We thank you for your letter No. C. 211-2/40, dated the 5th April, 1947.
We are pleased to grant to the Royal Air Force the facilities enumerated in
ik paragraph 1 in the above-mentioned letter on the conditions mentioned in
paragraphs 2 and 3.
(ill)
Letter, dated April 5 1947, from 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,
to the Sultan of Muscat
With reference to Article 16 of the Civil Air Agreement between Your
Highness and His Majesty's Government signed on the 5th April, 1947, as agreed
upon I write to confirm that the sum of pounds sterling 6000/- negotiated is an
inclusive sum covering all air facilities both civil and Royal Air Force including
rent due from the Royal Air Force for the area at present occupied by them.
(iv)
. > .
Letter, dated April 5 1947, from the Sultan of Muscat to 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
I acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. C. 212-2/ 40, dated the 5th April,
1947 and confirm its contents.
* The wording is wrong and should read " under Rule 4 of the general conditions laid
down by Your Highness to govern the use of aerodromes within your territory."
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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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