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Coll 30/211 'DEFENCE OF: Land, Sea & Air Facilities placed at the disposal of H.M.G. by the Rulers concerned.' [‎7r] (13/18)

The record is made up of 1 file (7 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1942-17 Oct 1942. 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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1. KUWAIT
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■ r r, i ^- r _Agreement (signed 1938 , valid for 7 years,
■ b.^.A.C. substituted for Imperial Airways, 1939 ). „ Sheikh
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The Sheikh agreed to the use of harbour and aerodrome
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Possibility of a Kuwait-Amman route - Sheikh not consulted
and project not pursued (P.Z.1036/41).
Sheikh agreed to development of port facilities at Kuwait
ana bail rung oi a new port at Umm Qasr provided that his rights
were safeguarded after the war (Ext.A 536 /a, Ext.676$/4l).
2. BAHREIN ' . .
1 — ‘ 1 .
Air .
Sheik/i agreed to stationing of R.A.F. detachments at
Panrein in 1938 and exempted from customs duty all Government
stores, food, drink etc. "in a similar manner in which His
Highness has granted exemption to the Royal Navy” (P.Z.7872/38).
In 1941 he agreed not to charge customs duty on imports of .
petrol and oil for the use of the R.A.^fbr ^the deration of the
war (P.Z. 1073/41)* In 1939 additional land on Muharraq Island
was purchased for the R.A.F. (P.Z.3821/39) . /
' Bahrein Uivil Air Agreement (signed 1934"renewed 1938 and
-^3 ^n 0 *^*^* ^^s^ituted for Imperial Airways 1939,(P.Z.
7391/3^). In September, 1939, the Government of Bahrein
waived the necessity for special authorisation for British
owned and operated civil commercial aircraft (P.Z. 5397 / 39 ).
3. DUBAI
Air .
Civil Air Agreement (signed 1938, valid for 5 years,
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The file contains information collected by Miss M Odgers 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. , detailing land, sea, and air facilities available for the defence of 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. , which had been placed at the disposal of the British Government ( HMG Her or His Majesty’s Government in London. ) by the rulers concerned.

The information covers Kuwait, Bahrein [Bahrain], Dubai, Sharjah, Ras-el-Kaimah [Ras al Khaimah], Kalba, and Muscat and Oman.

The file also contains charts of local defence arrangements: (1) original, and (2) existing, covering Koweit [Kuwait], Bahrain, Qatar, Sharjah, and Muscat and Oman. The charts give information on: regular forces, arms, ammunition, organisation, transport, irregular forces, defences, and protection of oil wells.

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 (7 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 9; 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.

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Coll 30/211 'DEFENCE OF: Land, Sea & Air Facilities placed at the disposal of H.M.G. by the Rulers concerned.' [‎7r] (13/18), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3954, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100063587373.0x00000e> [accessed 17 December 2018]

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