John Nott

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Sir John Nott

Secretary of State for Defence
In office
5 January 1981 – 6 January 1983
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byFrancis Pym
Succeeded byMichael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Trade
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byJohn Smith
Succeeded byJohn Biffen
Member of Parliament
for St Ives
In office
31 March 1966 – 9 June 1983
Preceded byGreville Howard
Succeeded byDavid Harris
Personal details
Born (1932-02-01) 1 February 1932 (age 90)
Bideford, Devon, England
Political partyConservative
Alma materBradfield College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/serviceFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
2nd Gurkha Rifles
Years of service1952–1956

Sir John William Frederic Nott KCB[1] (born 1 February 1932) is a former British Conservative Party politician. He was well known in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was Secretary of State for Defence during the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands and the Falklands War in the Margaret Thatcher cabinet.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Janus: The Papers of Sir John Nott".