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Transcript of interview: John Hickman, 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 1

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1995


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

John Hickman was born 3 July 1927, the son of the late J. B. Hickman and Joan Hickman; he married Jennifer Love in 1956. Hickman was educated at Tonbridge, then Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

He served in the Royal Artillery, 45th Field Regiment, Commonwealth Brigade, 1948-50. He entered the War Office in 1950 as Assistant Principal, becoming Principal in 1955. Hickman then transferred to the CRO, in 1958, becoming: First Secretary in Wellington, New Zealand, 1959-62, Spain, 1966-7; Consul-General, Bilbao, 1967-9; Deputy High Commissioner, Singapore, 1969-71; Counsellor (later Chargé d'Affaires) Ireland, 1974-7; Ambassador to Ecuador, 1977-80, Chile, 1982-7.

He was awarded the CMG in 1971 and died in 2001.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Hickman, John Kyrle

Finding aid date

2002-03-12 12:19:15+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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