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Aden, Saudi Arabia and the Yemen, 1964-01 - 1967-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/7/7

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on subjects including JA's visit to Aden [Adan], Jan 1965, his visit to Saudi Arabia, Apr 1967, conflict between Egypt and the Yemen and the withdrawal of British troops from Aden [later part of Yemen], with correspondents including: Catherine Amery; Sir [Gerald] Kennedy Trevaskis, former High Commissioner of Aden, on subjects including the failure of talks on the future of South Arabia and events in Aden (11); the Sultan of Muscat [Oman]; [(Arthur) Anthony Greenwood], Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including JA's visit to Aden and avoiding a debate on South Arabia while negotiations were going on between South Arabia and Aden (8); Sir Alexander Douglas-Home on subjects including his distrust of Greenwood's intentions over Aden (3); Sir Richard Turnbull, High Commissioner for Aden, on his concerns about JA visiting Aden before he arrived there himself; Sir William McLean, Colonial Office (2), enclosing papers on Parliamentary liaison in the Colonial Office and the new Commonwealth parliaments; Sir Arnold Hall, Director of Hawker Siddeley Group Limited (2), enclosing a note on the Group's interests in Saudi Arabia and promotional material on various aircraft; Sir [William] Reginald Verdon-Smith, Bristol Siddeley Engines Limited; 2nd Lord Caldecote, Deputy Managing Director of British Aircraft Corporation Limited; Duncan Duncan-Sandys [former Secretary of State for the Colonies] writing to the Amir of Beihan; the Amir of Beihan, on attacks against his country by Egypt; Sir William Luce [Political Resident in the Persian Gulf]; Sir [John] Hugh Boustead [British Political Agent, Abu Dhabi].

Also includes: note of a conversation between JA and Duncan-Sandys on whether JA should visit the Yemen, and also on the future leadership of the Conservative Party; statement by Greenwood on his visit to Aden, Dec 1964, and Parliamentary questions from JA to Greenwood on subjects including elections in Basutoland [later Lesotho], on Gibraltar and on Aden; Red Cross report on the use of chemical weapons in the Yemen; proposals from the Conservative Commonwealth and Overseas Council on negotiations with the Federation of South Arabia; notes for JA's talks with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Prince Sultan at Riyadh and Jeddah [Jiddah], Apr 1967; note of a meeting between JA and the Secretary of State for Defence [Denis Healey] on his impressions of Saudi Arabia from a defence viewpoint; galley proofs from JA's "Nasser's War in the Yemen"; notes on talks with Turkish ministers on Cyprus, Jan 1964.


  • Creation: 1964-01 - 1967-06


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From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


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Box 508

Finding aid date

2011-05-06 14:58:48.247000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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