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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.


  • Creation: 1996


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

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.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Gillmore, David Howe, Baron Gillmore

Finding aid date

2002-03-18 11:57:45+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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