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Disposal of military assets in Persian Gulf, 1971 Jan 01-1971 Dec 31
This file is about the disposal of British military assets in the Gulf, between April and May 1971.
Technical assistance to Bahrain from UK, 1971 Jan 01-1971 Dec 31
This file relates to the UK's technical assistance programme in Bahrain, to promote economic and social development, as Britain prepares to withdraw from the Gulf. Primarily it relates to the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two Governments, eventually signed on 15 August 1971.
Independence for Bahrain: report by G G Arthur, HM Political Resident, 1971 Jan 01-1971 Dec 31
This file relates to the independence of Bahrain.
Defence sales, 1967-1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Transportation of 25,000 rounds of 7.62 calibre ammunition from Gdynia, Poland to Doha Order for military supplies placed from Qatar and the involvement of Ghassan Farha Negotiations between Westland Helicopters Limited, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani and Mohammad Mahdi Cochrane over the sale of Whirlwind helicopters Sale by Tennant Trading Limited of 20,000 rounds of 9 mm ball ammunition to Qatar Enquiry from Qatar for the purchase of 200 cartridges of 25 pounder blank ammunition Purchase of a consignment of hunting rifles and
Air defence scheme, 1968 Jan 01-1969 Dec 31
This file concerns the Saudi Arabian Air Defence Scheme (SAADS), where the Saudi Arabian Government signed a letter of intent, agreeing to buy aircrafts, training, maintenance and military equipment from three British companies overseen by HMG. These companies, known collectively as the Saudi Arabian Defence Consortium (SADC), are: British Aircraft Corporation Limited (BAC), Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) and Airwork Services Limited. It contains correspondence relating to: Part 1 and 2 of the Consortium Construction Program, which was in accordance with the SAADS.
Air defence scheme, 1968 Jan 01-1968 Dec 31
This file concerns HMG's run of difficulties with the Saudi Arabian Government over the Saudi Arabian Air Defence Scheme (SAADS). This was due to Saudi dissatisfaction with the Saudi Arabian Defence Consortium (SADC). The SADC is comprised of three British companies that supply the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) with aircrafts, training, maintenance and military equipment in accordance with the SAADS: British Aircraft Corporation Limited (BAC), Associated Electrical Industries (AEI), Airwork Services Limited.
Supply of arms, 1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Conversation between Ambassador G G Arthur and US Ambassador to Kuwait Howard Cottam about the visit of Major-General Mubarak Abdulla Al Jabir Al Sabah to Saudi Arabia and the visit of the French arms sales mission under General Joyaut, May 1968 Letter of intent from Kuwait to Bristol Aeroplane Plastics for purchase of fire bombs Approach by the Kuwait Ambassador to Washington DC Talat Al Ghoussein to the US Government for the purchase of troop carriers, 155 mm Howitzers and helicopters Agreed terms of the contracts for the provis
Supply of arms, 1967-1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Conversation between Ambassador G G Arthur, Kuwait Minister of Defence Sheikh Sa'ad Al Abdulla Al Sabah and Mohammad Khalaf about consultations with Major-General Mubarak Abdulla Al Jabir Al Sabah on acquiring Vickers or Saladin tanks for Kuwait Complaints of Sheikh Sa'ad and Khalaf to Arthur against British Aircraft Corporation for overcharging the Kuwait Government in the provision of spare parts for Lightning aircraft Letter from A Ibbott to J A N Graham on Sheikh Sa'ad's interest in acquiring Societe Nouvelle des Etablissements Edgar