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Cosmo Dugal Patrick Thomas Haskard

Cosmo Dugal Patrick Thomas Haskard was governor during a turbulent time as Argentine attitudes hardened and a number of high profile events to raise awareness of the Argentine claims were made, including Operation Condor. Despite these worrying signs, the British government in 1968 considered removing the right of the Islanders to choose their own future. Cosmo Haskard was deeply concerned at the rights being removed and dropped serious hints of what was going on. Islanders read between the lines and lobbied hard in Britain to ensure their rights were not trampled.