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1982 May 5 - 1982 May 14
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/647
Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 5)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2012 Dec 28
Classification: Secret
Page count: 138
Any docs withheld? No

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82 May 5 Wed Falklands: Armstrong minute to MT (Pym's minute about the Argentine aircraft carrier) [Armstrong argues that carrier should not be attacked unless it changes course] [declassified 2012]
82 May 5 Wed Falklands: Pym minute to MT (Argentine aircraft carrier) ["so long as the carrier is on its present course and in its present posture, our justification for attacking it would be questionable"] [declassified 2012]
82 May 6 Thu Falklands: Armstrong minute to Coles (electronic counter-measures against Exocet missiles) [declassified 2012]
82 May 6 Thu Falklands: Armstrong minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") [arrangements to ensure MT is fully briefed on military and political developments] [declassified 2012]
82 May 6 Thu Falklands: Havers minute to MT (Argentine aircraft carrier) [Havers advises on legality of proposed attack: "[Carrier] must...have approached our forces in such circumstances as to make her a threat and therefore a legitimate target"] [declassified 2012]
82 May 8 Sat Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("South Africa") [MT suggests "warmer" response to SAG's offer of support facilities to UK] [declassified 2012]
82 May 10 Mon Falklands: FCO telegram 377 to UKMIS New York (1455Z) ("Falklands") ["I endorse...your insistence on smoking the Argentines out on the question of sovereignty"] [declassified 2012]
82 May 10 Mon Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1686 to FCO (1620Z) ("Falklands") [Henderson meets with Haig; Costa Mendez "masterminded" South Georgia invasion; Soviet involvement] [declassified 2012]
82 May 10 Mon Falklands: UKE Washington telegram 1690 to FCO (2340Z) ("Falklands") [prospect of US peace guarantee for Falklands] [declassified 2012]
82 May 10 Mon Falklands: Armstrong minute to Whitmore ("The Falklands") [briefing MT on possibilities for Falklands landing] [declassified 2012]
82 May 10 Mon Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("Falklands: OD(SA) on 11th May") [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: UKMIS New York telegram 704 to FCO (0141Z) ("Falklands") [negotiations with and proposals of Perez de Cuellar] [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: FCO Sitrep (0630Z) (11 May 1982. 0730) [Haig's views, UN] [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: Armstrong briefing for MT ("The Falkland Islands") [military briefing on Falklands landing] [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Rules of Engagement for Certain Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering Vessels") [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: No.10 note to MOD ("Enforcing the Falklands Blockade") [MT notes authorisation for "Force Commander to deal with fishing or merchant [resupply] vessels within 150nm of the centre of the TEZ"] [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: No.10 letter to MOD ("South Africa") [MT favours "warmer" response to Botha's offer of support facilities] [declassified 2012]
82 May 11 Tue Falklands: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("Falklands: OD(SA) on 12th May") [declassified 2012]
82 May 12 Wed Falklands: HMS Hermes message to CTF 317 (1800Z) ("Operation Corporate - Incident") [rescue of crew from downed helicopter] [declassified 2012]
82 May 12 Wed Falklands: HMS Glasgow messages to CTF 317.8 (2011Z) (report of bomb damage to Glasgow) [declassified 2012]