Thatcher's Falkland document auctioned for £5,500

Margaret Thatcher at San Carlos cemetery on the Falkland Islands Credit: PA Archive

The original telex message signed by Margaret Thatcher to signify victory in the Falklands, has today fetched £5,500 at an auction in Church Stretton, Shropshire.

The document states: " The Falkland Islands are once more under the government desired by their inhabitants. God Save the Queen."

It was predicted to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000.

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Thatcher document auction

The original document which was sent and signed by Margaret Thatcher signalling the end of the Falklands War, is going under the hammer today in Shropshire.