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1982 Dec 1 - 1983 Oct 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1154
Zimbabwe (Internal situation; trial of air force officers on sabotage charges; sale of Hunter aircraft; British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT); status of Joshua Nkomo in UK) (Part 3)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2013 Aug 1
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 308
Any docs withheld? No

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83 Jul 22 Fri Zimbabwe: No.10 letter to Lord Goodman (Thames Television 'TV Eye' programme on trial of RAF officers) ["We can now only hope that the repercussions are not damaging"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 14 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Air Force Officers' Trial") [private views of the defence QC] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 8 Fri Zimbabwe: Heseltine minute to MT ("Zimbabwe: British Military Advisory and Training Team") ["what action we should take and what line we should use in public if... 5 Brigade... unit committed further excesses"; MT anxious to see end of BMATT operations in Zimbabwe] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 5 Tue Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Air Force Officers' Trial") [report on proceedings] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 5 Tue Zimbabwe: Heseltine minute to MT ("Zimbabwe: British Military Advisory and Training Team") [revised role & proposal to train further personnel from controversial 5 Brigade; MT notes concerns] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jun 27 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Air Force Officers' Trial") [report on proceedings] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jun 14 Tue Zimbabwe: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Mugabe, Sir John Leahy) [Mugabe account of internal situation/comments on reports of massacres; Zimbabwe Air Force officers trial/use of torture to obtain evidence; economic performance; integration of armed forces/British training; Joshua Nkomo; Namibia; S. Africa; developing countries] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jun 8 Wed Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Trial of Air Force Officers") [US Ambassador, Mugabe: record of conversation] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 May 26 Thu Zimbabwe: MT letter to Prime Minister Mugabe (London stopover) [conveys her regrets at not being able to meet; Zimbabwe Air Force officers trial] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 May 6 Fri Zimbabwe: Whitelaw PS letter to No.10 ("Zimbabwe: Mr Nkomo") [permission to remain in UK] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Apr 22 Fri Zimbabwe: No.10 minute to MT ("Zimbabwe") [phasing out of British Military Advisory & Training Team presence] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Apr 15 Fri Zimbabwe: No.10 letter to Pym PS ("Zimbabwe") [employment of British aid to forestall risk of widespread starvation; British Military Advisory & Training Team] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Apr 14 Thu Zimbabwe: Heseltine minute to MT ("Zimbabwe: British Military Advisory and Training Team") ["whether BMATT should continue beyond June and if so with what role"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 30 Wed Zimbabwe: No.10 letter to Whitelaw PS ("Zimbabwe: Mr Nkomo") [permission to remain in UK] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 25 Fri Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Call on Mugabe: Matabeleland") [record of conversation with Mugabe] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 21 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Matabeleland") ["The spate of attacks on whites is an ominous development bearing out white farmers fears that they would be caught in the crossfire between the dissidents and the army"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 17 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Safety of British citizens in Matabeleland") [report of abductions & murders] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 14 Mon Zimbabwe: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Nkomo") ["The best way of avoiding a protracted stay by Mr Nkomo would be a speedy agreement to his return to Zimbabwe. The prospects at present are not good"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 10 Thu Zimbabwe: No.10 minute (internal): Parson to Coles ("JIC business") [Matabeleland massacres; Joshua Nkomo; Iraq; S. Africa; Belize/Guatemala] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 8 Tue Zimbabwe: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Mr Ian Smith's passport") [case for issuing passport] [declassified Aug 2013]