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Lord Carrington, last member of Churchill govt, dies aged 99

AFP  |  London 

Former British Lord Carrington, the last surviving member of Winston Churchill's post-war government, has died at the age of 99, said today.

served under Churchill in his 1951 to 1955 government.

He resigned from in 1982 over Argentina's invasion of the

Born Peter Carington, he sat in parliament's upper as Baron of Upton, with a different spelling of his surname.

described his death as "very sad news".

was Britain's from 1979 to 1982 when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands.

He took responsibility for the loss of the on his watch, though few thought him personally to blame. Thatcher tried to dissuade him from stepping down.

Carrington was the NATO from 1984 to 1988.

Theresa May's effective deputy paid tribute to his lengthy and distinguished career.

"Very sorry to learn of the death of my constituent Lord Carrington, former defence and and last surviving member of Churchill's post-war govt," he said on

"His career was given to public service. My deep sympathy to his family.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:45 IST