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Falklands: MOD draft paper for OD(SA) ("Removal of Nuclear Weapons from the Task Group") [OD(SA)(82) 6 - Chiefs of Staff recommend consolidating in the carriers but not removing the weapons] [declassified Oct 2019]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: DEFE23/324 f25
Editorial comments:

Some version of this paper would appear to have been circulated to the War Cabinet as OD(SA)(82) 6, dated 12 April 1982, quite possibly handed out in person at a meeting by the Defence Secretary. It would seem no copy survives in the CAB file for the committee, CAB148/211. The index describes the missing item as follows (f8): “Top Secret Memorandum by Defence (Classified ATOMIC) Circ’d by DEF SEC".

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Reads the minutes and papers of OD(SA).

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 18pp
Themes: Defence (Falklands)