This file was originally catalogued under more than one subject heading. Those headings, and details of this file, are as follows: AIR REGULATIONS: General (Code 8/2): Kuwait civil air agreement and associated regulations. COLONIAL AND FOREIGN (Code: 11/1): Kuwait civil air agreement and associated regulations. ROUTES AND SERVICES: Foreign (Code 27/2): Kuwait civil air agreement and associated regulations

AVIA 2/2797 1938-1948

This file concerns the civil air agreement between the UK and Kuwait. It contains correspondence and minute sheets relating to:

  • Documentation for the 1934 agreement
  • Discussions in 1938, 1945, and 1948 on whether or not to renew the agreement and of any amendments that might be needed
  • Payments to be made by the UK as part of the agreement, and the question of landing fees
  • Effects of the air agreement on the position of Kuwait Oil Company and the company's proposal to construct a new airfield. It contains the Kuwait commercial and political oil agreements of 1934
  • Requests from various companies and airlines for permission to use the Kuwait aerodrome
  • Details of air agreements with other Gulf Rulers

The file also contains an extract from a letter, dated 3 November 1914, from the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf to the Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah Al Sabah, regarding the Ruler's support for Britain in its war with the Ottoman Empire [Turkey].