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  1. Coll 5/20 ‘Air Route to India – Arab Coast Secn: Negotiations with Trucial Sheikhs’

    The file is largely made up of correspondence, with occasional internal India Office notes, and records of inter-departmental meetings. The subject matter ...

    1,290 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/1966  Date(s): 17 Feb 1932-6 May 1940
  2. Coll 5/52 ‘Aviation: German Service to Far East’

    The file is concerned with proposals for Lufthansa to operate an air service linking Germany with China via Egypt, Iraq, Persia, and Afghanistan (Kabul). ...

    1,246 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/2004  Date(s): 24 Aug 1936-30 Sep 1938
  3. Coll 5/24 ‘Purchase of a small cabin aircraft by the Sheikh of Koweit’

    The file contains correspondence related to an enquiry made by Shaikh Aḥmad al-Jābir Āl Ṣabāḥ, Ruler of Kuwait, regarding the purchase of a private ...

    40 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/1971  Date(s): 22 Nov 1932-7 Sep 1936
  4. Coll 5/50 ‘Air Route to India: Authorisation for occasional flights along the Arab Coast of the Persian Gulf’

    The file contains correspondence between the Air Ministry, the India Office, and the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf, documenting the process of ...

    26 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/2003  Date(s): 10 Dec 1935-23 Dec 1935

    The file predominantly consists of telegrams and cypher messages regarding the transit of French military aircraft across India and Burma while en-route ...

    394 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/2051  Date(s): 3 Jan 1947-31 Dec 1947
  6. Coll 6/66 'Saudi-Arabia: Saudi-Transjordan Frontier'

    This file primarily concerns British policy on the question of the Saudi-Transjordan frontier, specifically the frontier between Transjordan and Nejd, ...

    427 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/2133  Date(s): 3 Apr 1934-6 Mar 1940
  7. Coll 5/55(3)(S) ‘Afghanistan: Supply of General Purpose & Trainer Aircraft by H.M.G. (Replacement of Hinds)’

    The file documents the replacement of the Hawker Hind aircraft – used by the Afghan Air Force since 1937 – with Avro Ansons in 1948. The selection ...

    809 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/12/2012  Date(s): 12 Mar 1943-8 Jun 1948
  8. File 4535/1928 Pt 16 ‘Persian Gulf: Political Control Report of the Warren Fisher Committee.’

    The file contains papers concerning political control in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula. The first half of the file relates to the inter-departmental ...

    573 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/10/1273  Date(s): 8 May 1929-8 Aug 1939
  9. ‘File 28/73 Tele-communications in time of war’

    The file comprises copies of correspondence concerning arrangements for wireless radio communications at Bahrain during wartime. Correspondents include: ...

    100 images in record  Ref: IOR/R/15/2/760  Date(s): 29 Apr 1938-6 Nov 1939
  10. File 4640/1928 Pt 2 ‘Muscat Situation at Sur.’

    This volume contains papers concerning the situation at Sur in the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman. The papers mainly relate to ‘difficulties’ which had ...

    800 images in record  Ref: IOR/L/PS/10/1275  Date(s): 29 Apr 1926-19 Nov 1931