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Falklands: MT note to ?Gow (appointment of new Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary) ["It was Francis or George Younger...I realise your worries"] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: -
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/20/3/46 f9
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Although this document is undated and its subject matter is not made explicit, it would appear that MT is here commenting on her decision to appoint Pym as Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary following Carrington's resignation. Ian Gow was likely the intended recipient. It is written on the back of briefing for her meeting with Rex Hunt and Marine Majors Noott and Norman (1230 5 April).
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Executive (appointments), Defence (Falklands War, 1982)