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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/657
Argentina (Falkland Islands Review Committee (Franks): documentation seen by PM, extracted from PREM19 files and copied to the Committee) (Part 2)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2012 Dec 28
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 119
Any docs withheld? No

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82 Mar 24 Wed Falklands: Carrington minute for Nott ("Falkland Islands: HMS Endurance") [HMS Endurance should be retained to support Falklands, given Argentine landing in South Georgia - MT's copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 24 Wed Falklands: MODUK signal to CINCFLEET (1702Z) ("For ACOS(O) from DNOT") ["Foreign Secretary has requested formulation of contingency plan to extend current deployment of HMS Endurance"] [declassified Jun 2017]
82 Mar 23 Tue Falklands: FCO telegram 68 to UKE Buenos Aires (1928Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Carrington message to Argentine Foreign Minister Costa Mendez - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 23 Tue Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 94 to FCO (2130Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [Williams meets with Costa Mendez to discuss Argentine presence in South Georgia: "the men must go" - fuller MT markings] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 103 to FCO (2004Z) ("South Georgia") [Ambassador's private thoughts on options for resolution - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 105 to FCO (2150Z) ("South Georgia") [gave your message to Costa Mendez; he declined view until he had consulted Galtieri; "if possible" tonight] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 101 to FCO (1623Z) ("South Georgia") ["no way in which the Argentines could remove the men, (...) without appearing to have responded to threat" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: FCO telegram 569 to UKE Washington (1500Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 52 to FCO (2101Z) ("South Georgia") [illegal landing - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("South Georgia: Mr Davidoff's Contract") [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: FCO telegram 568 to UKE Washington (1800Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [indications Argentine warships would resist removal of Davidoff landing party] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 49 to FCO (1327Z) ("Illegal landing on South Georgia") [Grytviken reports Argentine ship believed Bahia Paraiso now at Leith] [declassified Jun 2017]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: FCO telegram 568 to UKE Washington (1800Z) ("Illegal Landing on South Georgia") [indications Argentine warships would resist removal of Davidoff landing party - unredacted version] [declassified Jun 2017]
82 Mar 25 Thu Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 104 to FCO (2005Z) ("South Georgia: Argentine press treatment") [Argentine press today highlights reports from London that HMS Endurance is en route for South Georgia, but tone calmer] [declassified 2012]
82 Apr 1 Thu Falklands: President Reagan letter to MT (1600Z) (response to her appeal for assistance) [will attempt to persuade Argentina not to take military action] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 31 Wed Falklands: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Falkland Islands (OD(82) 17)") [to take operational decisions now needed] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 31 Wed Falklands: FCO draft telegram 81 to UKE Buenos Aires (c1200z) ("Falklands Crisis") [go ahead with emissary proposal; dangerous situation created by UK press reports of despatch of SSN] [declassified 2012]