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Transcript of interview: Lord Gillmore of Thamesfield, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 8

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1996


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

David Gillmore was born 16 August 1934, the son of Air Vice-Marshal A. D. Gillmore. He was educated at Trent College, then King’s College, Cambridge (MA); in 1964, he married Lucile Morin.

He began his career at Reuters Limited, 1958-60, moving on to become Assistant to the Director-General of, Polypapier, SA, Paris, 1960-65 and a teacher at the ILEA, 1965-69. In 1970 he joined the Diplomatic Service, and his postings included: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1970-72; First Secretary, Moscow [Soviet Union], 1972-75; Counsellor, UK Delegation, Vienna [Austria], 1975-78; Head of Defence Department, FCO, 1979-81; Assistant Under Secretary of State, FCO, 1981-83; High Commissioner in Malaysia, 1983-86; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, FCO, 1986-90.

He was awarded the GCMG in 1994 (KCMG 1990; CMG 1982). He died in 1998.


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