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Sir John Nott

Secretary of State for Defence
In office
5 January 1981 – 6 January 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Francis Pym
Succeeded by Michael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Trade
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by John Smith
Succeeded by John Biffen
Member of Parliament
for St Ives
In office
31 March 1966 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Greville Howard
Succeeded by David Harris
Personal details
Born 1 February 1932 (1932-02-01) (age 88)
Bideford, Devon, England
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Bradfield College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
• 2nd Gurkha Rifles
Years of service 1952–1956
Rank Lieutenant

Sir John William Frederic Nott KCB (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.

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