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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎37r] (73/113)

The record is made up of 1 file (55 folios). It was created in 14 Apr 1937-21 Oct 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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v/ould not be entirely dependent on them. nevertheless
I admit that Salwa. would be a useful gathering point for
such forces.
Paragraph 18
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I am strongly in favour of encouraging the Shaikh
oi Qatar to buy four, if not six, Bren or Lewis guns, and
mount them on Ford 7-8 11 picx-ups" . He himself is very
anxious to have armoured cars, but it should not be difficult
to convince him that these will be useless in Qatar, and he
will certainly be eager to purchase the next best thing.
Para graph 19 .
The Shaikh is purchasing 2,25,000 rounds of
ammunition.
Paragraph 25
I strongly support the recommendation made here for
Koyal Air Force exercises in co-operation with the Shaikh's
forces. Apart fron their training value they should have
considerable political effect.
(Sd . ) H. Wc i ghtnan ,
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. , Bahrain.
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The file is concerned with an application from Petroleum Concessions Limited for a general permission to operate aircraft within Qatar and the wider 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. ; under the Qatar Oil Concession the company was required to seek permission from the Shaikh of Qatar for each flight. There is also correspondence related to a proposal from the Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited to establish a landing ground near its camp at Jebel Dukhan in western Qatar.

The main correspondents are as follows: 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. , 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. at Bahrain, and officials of the 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. . It also contains letters from representatives of Petroleum Concessions Limited and Petroleum Concessions (Qatar) Limited.

The file does not contain any papers from 1938, and the years 1940-1944.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (55 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 56; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 5/63 ‘Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd: Proposed construction of aerodrome on western side of Qatar’ [‎37r] (73/113), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2025, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100041298313.0x00004a> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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