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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 Oct 28 Fri Zimbabwe: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Howe) ["Zimbabwe": Rifkind visit; sale of RAF Hunters; aid; detained Air Force officers; programme loan agreement] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 27 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [release] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 27 Thu Zimbabwe: Howe minute to MT ("Sale of RAF Hunters to Zimbabwe") [counter-argument for proceeding with sale despite Heseltine concern in his minute to MT regarding "clear moral and presentational difficulties... at a time when ex-RAF officers are being monstrously treated in that country"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 30 Fri Zimbabwe: UKE Pretoria telegram to FCO ("South Africa/Zimbabwe") [South African views] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 26 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Mugabe's Speech") [text; "we do not accept intimidation from any quarter... Britain lay off"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 23 Fri Zimbabwe: Howe minute to MT ("Visit to Washington: Zimbabwe") [UK/US policies diverging over response to imprisonment of air force officers; MT opposed to Howe advice to raise issue with Reagan] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 15 Thu Zimbabwe: FCO record of conversation ("Record of a call on Mr Rifkind by Air Vice Marshal Slatter and Air Commodore Pile: Thursday 15 September 1983") [imprisoned airforce officers] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 12 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [release of Officer Briscoe] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 12 Mon Zimbabwe: FCO telegram to UKHC Harare ("AFZ officers") [Luce, Mugabe: record of conversation: media reports of UK government threats to cut aid] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 9 Fri Zimbabwe: UKE Dublin telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [report on Mugabe press conference] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 8 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [release of Officers Slatter and Pile] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 5 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [record of conversation with Mugabe: "in an angry and uncompromising mood"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 1 Thu Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("AFZ officers") [press line to take in relation to MT message to Mugabe] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 31 Wed Zimbabwe: MT message to Prime Minister Mugabe ("AFZ officers") ["the verdict of the court should be accepted and... the officers should now be released"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 25 Thu Zimbabwe: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Zimbabwe: Air Force Officers' Trial") ["verdict is now expected on 31 August... As part of our contingency planning... two possible alternative texts for a message"; MT requests redrafts] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 22 Mon Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Air Force Officers' Trial") [background] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 5 Fri Zimbabwe: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Zimbabwe: Air Force Officers' Trial") [report on proceedings; advice on handling of the situation] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 1 Mon Zimbabwe: Secretary Shultz message to Howe (relationship with Zimbabwe) ["encouraged to hear that the British Government has decided to stand by its support for Zimbabwe and maintain the assistance you are giving that country"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 29 Fri Zimbabwe: Heseltine minute to MT ("Zimbabwe") ["sensitivity of the British Military Advisory and Training Team's links with 5 Brigade in view of recent media reports of atrocities"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 22 Fri Zimbabwe: UKHC Harare telegram to FCO ("Air Force Officers' Trial") [report on proceedings] [declassified Aug 2013]