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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
Civil aviation, 1950 July
This file relates to civil aviation in Qatar. It contains correspondence concerning: F Bosworth of the Gulf Aviation Company’s request for permission from the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Ali Bin Abdulla Al Thani to operate flights from Doha to Bahrain and Sharjah; and the granting of permission with HMG’s caveat that it doesn’t accept responsibility for the conditions at the airfield in Doha Comments on the need for a civil aviation agreement for Qatar
Qatar air agreement, 1949 Apr 9-1950 Sept 6
This file relates to the negotiation of a civil air agreement for Qatar. It contains correspondence concerning: W R Hay’s worries communicated to B A B Burrows about the lack of an air agreement for Qatar Guidance suggested on the approach A J Wilton should take from his report on the possibility of the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Ali Bin Abdulla Al Thani bringing in advisors from Syria and the influence of the Darwish family over him.
Visit to UK by Sultan, 1963
This file relates to the visit of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman Saeed Bin Taimur to the UK.
Negotiation for revision of the UK-Bahrain Air Agreement; offer of US surplus glide-path equipment for use at Bahrain or Sharjah. Code GA file 60 (papers 27 to end), 1952
This file contains correspondence relating to: Proposal to hold a meeting at Ariel House to discuss the draft of the revised agreement with Bahrain (27) Discussion on the proposed appointment of Mr Champniss as Aerodrome Commandant at Bahrain (28) Draft of the revised Bahrain Civil Air Agreement with the Ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa (29) Revised Civil Air Agreement statement on the working arrangement between Cable & Wireless Ltd. and International Aeradio Ltd.
Communications equipment for Doha airport, 1960
This file contains correspondence relating to: Request of Sheikh Ahmad Bin Ali Al Thani for the agreement of the Ministry of Aviation to the installation of radio teletype equipment at Doha (1-4) Allocation of frequencies for the radio teletype equipment for Doha (5) Dispute between two airline agencies in Doha. One agency is owned by Qasim Darwish Fakhro and Abdulla Darwish Fakhro and the other by Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalid Al Thani.
Negotiation for revision of the UK-Bahrain Air Agreement; offer of US surplus glide-path equipment for use at Bahrain or Sharjah. Code GA file 60 (papers 1 to 26), 1952
This file contains correspondence relating to: Protest from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) at the transhipment tax levied by Bahrain customs on all goods transmitted from one aircraft to another (1) Payments of rental and services at Bahrain airport to the Ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa (2) Policy in relation to the amendments of re-registration of the UK Bahrain Civil Air Agreement (3) Revision of the UK Bahrain Civil Air Agreement (4) Extension of the air strip at Doha (5, 7) Query on Treasury approval for the post of civil aerodrome commanda