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This file was originally catalogued under more than one subject heading. Those headings, and details of this file, are as follows: AERODROMES: General (Code 4/2): Persian Gulf aerodromes: air agreements with Bahrain, Kuwait and Muscat. COLONIAL AND FOREIGN (Code: 11/1): Persian Gulf aerodromes: air agreements with Britian Kuwait and Muscat. ROUTES AND SERVICES: Foreign (Code 27/2): Foreign, 1937-1939
This file concerns the revision of the civil air agreements made between the UK and Bahrain, and the UK and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman.
PERSIAN GULF STATES, 1820 - 1971
This file contains the following treaties and agreements related to the Gulf: Treaty of Darin between the UK and Ibn Saud, signed on 26 December 1915 (1) Treaty between the UK and the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Abdulla Bin Jasim Al Thani, signed on 3 November 1916 (2) Letter from the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf Percy Cox to the Ruler of Qatar concerning the treaty of 3 November 1916 and the text of an announcement by the Ruler of Qatar prohibiting the illegal arms trade inside his territory (3) Treaty between the UK and the Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah Al Saba
ROUTES AND SERVICES: Foreign (Code 27/2): Arabian coast route - Shinas and Kalba landing ground, 1932-1938
This file concerns the efforts to obtain use of a landing ground on the east side of the Musandam Peninsula.
ROUTES AND SERVICES: Foreign (Code 27/2): Arabian coast route- Bahrain landing ground, 1932-1936
This file concerns the development of air and naval facilities in Bahrain.
Landing grounds on Arabian coast: Yas Island, 1932 Apr.-1933 Feb.
This file contains the correspondence of Air Staff Headquarters, RAF Iraq Command at Hinaidi concerning the use of Sir Bani Yas Island as an emergency landing ground on the eastbound air route to India.
Development of air route along Arabian coast, 1932 Feb.-Oct.
This file contains correspondence from Air Staff Headquarters, RAF Iraq Command at Hinaidi concerning the development of the air routes which pass through the Gulf and the south coast of Arabia to India and Aden, particularly reconnaissance of potential landing grounds and anchorages for flying boats and arrangements for refuelling.
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.
UK administration of Royal Air Force (RAF) stations in Oman, 1974 Jan 01 - 1974 Dec 31
This file relates to the development of civil aviation in Oman.
Israeli aircraft and Bahrain flight information, 1967-1968
This file relates to civil aviation in Bahrain.
Land for new airport, 1961
This file concerns the civil and military airfields at Muharraq, Bahrain, in particular ownership and use of land. It contains correspondence relating to: Transfer of land from the British military back to the Government of Bahrain to expand the civil airport Leasing of land for aerials and radio installations Construction of sports facilities at the RAF base This file also contains: Press release on the opening of the new civil air terminal Sketch maps of the airfield in Arabic
Claims by Persia to Bahrain and to islands of Abu Musa and Tamb; Arab League rejects claim, 1954
This file concerns the Persian [Iranian] claim to Bahrain, and to the islands of Tamb [Greater Tunb], Little Tamb [Lesser Tunb], Abu Musa and Sirri. It contains: Papers on the historical background to the Iranian claims, along with related correspondence and a map (1, 17) Account of a conversation with the Iranian Foreign Minister Abdulla Entezam (1) Account of a talk between Entezam and the British Ambassador in Iran R B Stevens (2) Correspondence relating to a note, distributed by Iran, stating that in the context of civil aviation, Bahrain is part of Iran.
Armed forces of UK in Persian Gulf, 1957
This file contains: Notes and material collected in response to an enquiry from the Ministry of Defence regarding the agreements by which HMG is able to station armed forces in the Gulf, and the status of these forces. It includes translations of documents from 1934 regarding the purchase of land in Bahrain for use by HMG. It also contains a paper titled 'Position of our naval, military and air forces in the Persian Gulf states' (1-3) Paper entitled 'Organisation and deployment of land forces in the Persian Gulf, Muscat and Oman', prepared by Commander Land Forces Persian Gulf.