pic7106. PW Botha at the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall
South African Defence Minister P W Botha visited the Ministry of Defence on 10 June 1971 for talks with his British counterpart Lord Carrington. Protesters threw tomatoes and smoke flares as he entered the Ministry. Botha was seeking assurances that Britain would supply warships to South Africa. The 1970–74 Conservative government announced that it would lift the arms embargo against South Africa, but because of public opposition the only weapons it supplied were seven Wasp helicopters.
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|
|Catalogue:||MSS AAM 2402|