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'File 21/20 Airways, Private Aviators' [‎83r] (170/292)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (142 folios). It was created in 12 Nov 1932-22 Feb 1939. 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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No. R-34 of 1937- Camp Office, Ziarat,
23rd July, 1937.
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To
Major R. ?, V/atts, I,
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. A H.B.M.'s Consul, Muscat
on recess at Ziarat.
The Hon'hle 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.
in 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. ,
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.1 have the honour to refer to your memorandum

No. 350-S dated May the 17 th 1937 on the subject of
obtaining authority from the Sultan for refusal of
permission for private civil flights over the Arabian
territories of Muscat and Oman.
2. I discussed this matter at some length with
His Highness and raised all the points mentioned in your
letter quoted above but could not succeed in persuading
him to agree to give the required authority to His
Majesty’s Government.
3. The Sultan declared that while he realized the
inadvisability of allowing private ‘civil aviators to fly
down the Arab coast, and so far as Muscat territories
were concerned he would in most cases reject all such
applications, he was unwilling to delegate altogether his
authority to refuse permission to all and sundry as he felt
that in the case of those nations with whom he had Treaties,
i.e. the United States, Prance and the Dutch Netherlands
such an act would be likely to be considered unfriendly
especially/

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The volume contains correspondence relating to the traffic of private aircraft through 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. region. The correspondents include:

Also included as enclosures are letters from Shaikh Hamad bin Isa al Khalifah [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah], the British Embassy at Alexandria, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, and the French Embassy in London.

The papers cover the British effort to get a general ban on private aircraft flying over or landing in Bahrain and Muscat. Also included are the papers relating to permission for specific flights, including those of the following people:

  • Maurice Wilson (British), travelling to India and then Mount Everest;
  • R N Chawla (Indian), travelling around the world;
  • Lord Sempill (British), travelling to Baghdad;
  • Hassan Anis Pasha (Egyptian), travelling around the Arabian Peninsula;
  • Amelia Earhart (American), travelling from Karachi to Aden;
  • M and Mme Genin (French), travelling to Saigon;
  • André Gueit and Jean Laurent (French), travelling to Saigon.

Folios 134-41 are internal office notes.

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1 volume (142 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged in chronological order.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 144; 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 5-133 and between ff 134-141; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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English, French and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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