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Civil aviation in Gulf area, including Concorde trials, 1974 Jan 01 - 1974 Dec 31
This file concerns civil aviation in the Gulf, in particular commercial matters.
Visit of Lord Carrington, Secretary of State for Defence, to Saudi Arabia and Oman, 8-13 April 1973, 1973 Jan 01 - 1973 Dec 31
This file concerns the UK Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington's [Peter Carington] visit to Saudi Arabia and Oman in April 1973 to underline the recent improvement in Anglo-Saudi relations. This was the highest level visit by a British minister to Oman since the Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Saeed Al Saeed's accession.
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
Sale of civil aircraft, 1967-1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Letter from the Minister of Aviation John Stonehouse to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs George Thomson requesting assistance from the Ambassador in Kuwait to Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited and British Aircraft Corporation in supplying aircraft to Kuwait Airways Letter from M S Weir to Ambassador G N Jackson about the importance of securing a deal with Kuwait Airways to future contracts with Middle East Airlines, Jordan and Saudi Arabia Meeting between representatives of British Aircraft Corporation and Kuwait Airways
Overseas visits by ruler, 1967-1968
This file contains correspondence relating to: Plans of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah to travel directly from the Arab League Summit Conference in Khartoum to Paris for a 10-day medical checkup Medical checkup of Sheikh Sabah at the American Hospital of Paris, courtesy call on General Charles de Gaulle and departure on his personal Hawker Siddeley Trident for Beirut Return of Sheikh Sabah to Kuwait without visiting Amman and Baghdad as earlier planned Visit by the Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Dr Manouchehr Eqbal to Kuwait and a report
Supply of arms, 1967
This file contains correspondence relating to: Urgent request from Kuwait Military Affairs Office for 10,000 Respirators Anti Gas MK 6/2 Letter from the Ministry of Defence to George Thomson MP on the possibility of the Royal Air Force's release of additional Mark 9 Hunter aircraft for sale to Kuwait in the near future Request for authority to supply RAF electronic and photographic spare parts to Kuwait Determination of Major-General Mubarak Abdulla Al Jabir Al Sabah to build up the Kuwait Army following an inspection of the Kuwaiti contingent in the United Arab Republic Approval
Visit by Bob Mellish, minister for Public Building and Works, 1968
This file relates to visa applications and visits to the Gulf by various people.
Ras al Khaimah oil concession, 1965 Jan 01 - 1965 Dec 31
This file contains correspondence relating to: Meeting between the representative of Union Oil Exploration and Production Company and Southern Natural Gas Company and the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi about the results of the companies' seismic analysis of December 1964 and the difficulties of obtaining the relevant equipment and expected delay in operations Phone call by Ted Winn of the Southern Natural Gas Company to D G Crawford about possible drilling in the vicinity of Tunb and the median line between Ras Al Khaimah and Iran and the Shah Mohammad
Civil air agreement with Lebanon, 1951 May 13-Dec 27
This file relates to negotiations between HMG and the Government of Lebanon regulating air services.
Unauthorised use of Kuwait airfield, 1951 May 8-June 3
This file relates to a dispute between HMG and the Lebanese Government and Middle East Airlines Limited (MEAL) concerning landing rights in Kuwait. It contains correspondence on: Lodging of an application for landing rights in Kuwait for MEAL at the Embassy in Beirut Issuing of a temporary two-month permit for landing rights in Kuwait to MEAL and HMG's expectation that 'reciprocal rights' will be granted by the Lebanese authorities for British flights on the Beirut-Kuwait route Data indicating a decline in fuel uptake in Kuwait by MEAL
Unauthorised use of Kuwait airfield, 1951 Mar 8-Apr 7
This file relates to a dispute between HMG and the Lebanese Government and Middle East Airlines Limited (MEAL) concerning landing rights in Kuwait.
Unauthorised use of Kuwait airfield, 1951 Jan 8-Mar 6
This file relates to a dispute between HMG and the Lebanese Government and Middle East Airlines Limited (MEAL) concerning landing rights in Kuwait. It contains correspondence on: Insistence of HMG that MEAL formally apply for landing rights in Kuwait and its threat to halt services Insistence of MEAL that it already has authority to land in Kuwait from the late Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah Terms of the legal authority of HMG to manage aviation in Kuwait Denial by the authorities in Lebanon of landing rights to British aircraft in Beirut