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Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington pictured leaving Heathrow Airport

Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington pictured leaving Heathrow Airport

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Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington pictured leaving Heathrow Airport

Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington pictured leaving Heathrow Airport, London by RAF Comet for Malta ahead of talks with Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff.
19th August 1971

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Media ID 21813051

Government Peter Carington Tory Travelling 1971 Conservative


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This print captures a significant moment in British political history as Secretary of State for Defence Lord Carrington departs Heathrow Airport, London. The year is 1971, and Lord Carrington is embarking on an important diplomatic mission to Malta. A distinguished politician and member of the Conservative Party, Lord Carrington's journey aboard the RAF Comet signifies the gravity of his upcoming talks with Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff. The image exudes an air of anticipation and purpose as Lord Carrington walks briskly towards the aircraft. His confident stride reflects his commitment to serving his country and maintaining international relations during a time marked by political tensions. The backdrop of Heathrow Airport adds to the sense of urgency and importance surrounding this departure. Photographer Dennis Stone skillfully captures this historic moment, showcasing not only Lord Carrington but also highlighting the advancements in aviation technology during that era. The sleek design of the RAF Comet emphasizes progress and modernity while symbolizing Britain's strength on both domestic and global fronts. As we gaze upon this remarkable photograph, we are transported back to a pivotal period in politics where individuals like Lord Carrington played crucial roles in shaping national policies. This image serves as a reminder that even amidst turbulent times, leaders remain steadfast in their pursuit of diplomacy, cooperation, and peacekeeping – values that continue to shape our world today.

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