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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 28 Sun Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegrams 115-16 to FCO (1500Z) (Costa Mendez message to Carrington - "South Georgia") [HMG's reaction to "peaceful" activities of Argentine workers in South Georgia constitutes "a virtual ultimatum backed by the threat of military force"] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 28 Sun Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 117 to FCO (1550Z) ("South Georgia") ["the Argentines intend (...) to let matters ride while they build up their naval strength in the area" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 28 Sun Falklands: UKE Buenos Aires telegram 115 to FCO (1406Z) ("South Georgia") [Argentine message says that "we are making too much fuss over a matter in admittedly disputed territory" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 28 Sun Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 58 to FCO (1855Z) ("South Georgia") [appalled at the arrogance of Costa Mendez's message - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 29 Mon Falklands: Nott minute to MT (options for deployment of naval vessels to the Falklands) [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 29 Mon Falklands: Brittan letter for Carrington ("Falkland Islands") [contingency planning for a sea service] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 30 Tue Falklands: FCO telegram 77 to UKE Buenos Aires (1700Z) (Carrington message to Costa Mendez - "South Georgia") ["The potentially dangerous position which has now developed has in no way been of our seeking" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 30 Tue Falklands: Joint FCO/MOD minute to MT ("South Georgia") [options for reinforcing the Falklands] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 30 Tue Falklands: Pattison minute to MT (exchanges in the House of Commons regarding South Georgia) [attack on Luce by Healey; little support for government position; Enoch Powell] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 30 Tue Falklands: FCO minute to No.10 ("South Georgia: Mr Davidoff's Contract") [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: Wiggin minute to Carrington ("Falkland Islands: HMS Endurance") [withdrawal of Endurance can be postponed for up to two months - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: MOD letter to No.10 ("Falkland Islands") [defence implications of Argentine action against the Falkland Islands - MT's copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: HMS Endurance signal to CINCFLEET (1450Z) ("South Georgia") [Argentine party still ashore at Leith; large quantity stores and equipment visible; operation clearly preplanned as ship came from Antarctic not Argentina] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 55 to FCO (1339Z) ("South Georgia") [Bahia Paraiso departed Leith - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: UKE Brasilia telegram 51 to FCO (1230Z) ("South Georgia") [asks for telegrams to be copied to UKE Brasilia so as to give Brazilian government "our version of events" and prevent them automatically lining up with the Argentinians] [declassified Jun 2017]
82 Mar 26 Fri Falklands: Governor Falklands telegram 57 to FCO (1909Z) ("Incidents at LADE office") [conversation between Governor and Vice-Comodoro Gamen] [declassified Jun 2017]
82 Mar 24 Wed Falklands: GCHQ signal to ?No.10 (2313Z) (intelligence report) [document closed; included here to indicate timing; possibly information that Argentine ships had been despatched to intercept HMS Endurance] [not declassified 2012; closed under Section 3:4]
82 Mar 24 Wed Falklands: Carrington minute to MT ("Falkland Islands") ["we may now face the prospect of an early confrontation with Argentina" - MT copy] [declassified 2012]
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]