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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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Date Value Title
83 Mar 7 Mon Zimbabwe: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Zimbabwe") ["a summary of recent developments"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 4 Fri Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO (reports of atrocities againt citizens) [record of conversation with Sekeramayi: UK concerns relayed informally] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 2 Wed Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Internal situation") [Joshua Nkomo; dissident activity/Government countermeasures] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Feb 23 Wed Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Matabeleland") [update on reports of atrocities; Joshua Nkomo] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Feb 21 Mon Zimbabwe: FCO telegram to UKHC Harare ("Matabeleland") [UK response to reports of atrocities carried out by Fifth Brigade] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Feb 19 Sat Zimbabwe: UKE Washington telegram 410 to FCO (1635Z) ("Zimbabwe") [discussions about reports of atrocities carried out by Fifth Brigade] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jan 21 Fri Zimbabwe: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Zimbabwe") [decision on whether to process with sale of Hunter aircraft & loan of RAF personnel, following Onslow report on internal situation including ongoing detention & pending trial of Air Force officers] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jan 7 Fri Zimbabwe: Prime Minister Mugabe letter to MT (relations with the UK) [Air Force officers trail; allegations of human rights abuses; British Military Advisory & Training Team; sale of Hunter aircraft] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jan 1 Sat Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Kidnappings in Matabeleland") [detailed report] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 31 Fri Zimbabwe: MT letter to Prime Minister Mugabe (relations with UK) [Air Force Officers trial; British Military & Advisory Training Team; sale of Hunter aircraft] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 24 Fri Zimbabwe: No.10 letter to Pym PS (sale of Hunter aircraft) [draft message for Cranley Onslow to deliver to Mugabe: notice of intention to proceed with sale against backdrop of human rights abuses allegations; increased role for British Military Advisory & Training Team; and Air Force Officers detention/trial] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 21 Tue Zimbabwe: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Garfield Todd) [internal situation including unrest in Matabeleland; drought & petrol shortage; and Air Force Officers detention/trial] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 20 Mon Zimbabwe: FCO briefing for MT ("Zimbabwe: Call on the Prime Minister by Mr Garfield Todd") [key issues; record of recent Cranley Onslow conversation with Todd; biography] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 16 Thu Zimbabwe: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Pym, Nott) ["Zimbabwe: sale of Hunter aircraft": human rights abuses allegations; Air Force officers trial; role of British Military Advisory & Training Group] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 14 Tue Zimbabwe: FCO briefing for MT ("Zimbabwe: sale of Hunter aircraft") [decision on proceeding to be made against backdrop of imprisoned Air Force officers alleged to have been tortured] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 13 Mon Zimbabwe: MT letter to Nicholas Winterton MP (concerns regarding situation in Zimbabwe) [response to submission of a 24-point memorandum: "Following... [our] meeting I have... written to you twice and to Mr. [Denis] Walker once. I do not have anything further to add now"] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 13 Mon Zimbabwe: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Denis Norman) ["Zimbabwe": economy; agriculture/exports; human rights; British Military Advisory & Training Team; N. Korean influence; southern Africa; trend towards one-party state] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 13 Mon Zimbabwe: FCO briefing for MT ("Zimbabwe") [record of conversation with Cranley Onslow; key issues; biography] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 9 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("I D Smith and Anglo/Zimbabwe relations") ["Reaction to Smith's London and Washington visits is growing fiercer, and potentially dangerous. We should try to defuse it"; internal situation report] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 9 Thu Zimbabwe: Pym minute to MT ("Zimbabwe") ["as requested... a note on policy... [including] maltreatment of detainees... military sales... wider strategic context"] [declassified Aug 2013]