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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.' [‎7v] (14/18)

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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B«0*A*C. substituted for Imperial Airways 1939j P.Z.7593/39) •
It is now proposed to extend the aerodrome^camp and to
station one (General Reconnaissance Squadron there - we have
not yet heard if the Sheikh has consented (Ext. 1990/42)•
4. SHARJAH
Air .
Sheikh has given consent to the stationing for the duration
of the war of such aircraft and personnel as the British
Government may consider necessary, (Ext. 1990/42)• tai abo (5ft/m*
Civil Air Agreement (signed 1932, valid*for 11 years <5
B.O.A.C. substituted for Imperial Airways 1939* 759V39S • j Vft'uVv*
The Sheikh agreed to the landing of K.L.M. planes H on^special iMfktU
occasions” in September 1940, (P.Z.4937/40) » & later jWeeklyj
landings of K.L.M. planes with special permits on payment of ( (£ fuc^M
a landing fee of Rs.5. ( Tz VDu/u.,
5. RAS-EL-KAIMAH
Emergency landing crff#fc occasionally used by R.A.P.planes (P.Z.4143/39)
R.A.P. petrol barge kept in creek. The question of
altering the arrangement under which the Sheikh provides
refuelling facilities was raised by 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. ,
Bahrein, in 1940 but was not pursued (P.Z.4195/30, P.Z.7418/39
P.Z.1319/40).
Civil Air Agreement dated 1930.
6 . KALBA
Air .
Emergency landing ground/^Ext. 1990/42).
Civil Air Agreement (signed 1936 valid for 12 years,(P.Z.
7593 / 39 ]) •
7. MUSCAT
* * »
The Sultan agreed to grant " necessary facilities” in his
territory and territorial waters, in return for a subsidy, arms
etc. (P.Z.7563/39 and P.Z.744/40;.
Air/

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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.' [‎7v] (14/18), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3954, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100063587373.0x00000f> [accessed 10 December 2018]

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