Transcript of interview: Sir Anthony Parsons, 1996
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After serving in the forces, 1940-54, Parsons's career included: Assistant Military Attaché, Baghdad [Iraq], 1952-54; Foreign Office, 1954-55; HM Embassy: Ankara [Turkey], 1955-59; Amman [Jordan], 1959-60; Cairo [Egypt], 1960-61; FO, 1961-64; HM Embassy, Khartoum [Sudan], 1964-65; Political Agent, Bahrain, 1965-69; Counsellor, UK Mission to UN, New York [United States], 1969-71; Under-Secretary, FCO, 1971-74; Ambassador to Iran, 1974-79; FCO, 1979; UK Permanent Representative to UN, 1979-82; Special Adviser to Prime Minister on foreign affairs, 1982-83. He died in 1996.
He was awarded the GCMG 1982 (KCMG 1975; CMG 1969); LVO 1965; MC 1945.
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