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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.


  • Creation: 1995


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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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