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Transcript of interview: Ronald Bailey, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 12

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

Ronald Bailey was born 14 June 1917, the only son of William Staveley Bailey and May Eveline (née Cudlipp), Southampton; he was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (Wootton Isaacson Scholar in Spanish). In 1946 he married Joan Hassall, daughter of the late A. E. Gray, JP, Stoke-on-Trent.

During his diplomatic career, Bailey served as: Probationer Vice-Consul, Beirut [Lebanon], 1939-41; Vice-Consul, Alexandria [Egypt], 1941-45; Assistant Oriental Secretary, British Embassy, Cairo, 1945-48; 1st Secretary, Foreign Office, 1948-49; British Legation, Beirut, 1949-52 (acted as Chargé d’Affaires, 1949, 1950 and 1951); British Embassy, Washington [United States], 1952-55; Counsellor, Washington, 1955-57; Khartoum [Sudan], 1957-60 (acted as Chargé d’Affaires in each of these years); Chargé d’Affaires, Taiz [Yemen], 1960-62; Consul-General, Gothenburg [Sweden], 1963-65; Minister, British Embassy, Baghdad [Iraq], 1965-67; Ambassador to Bolivia, 1967-71; Ambassador to Morocco, 1971-75. Bailey died on 14 May 2010.

He was awarded the CMG in 1961.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Bailey, Ronald William

Finding aid date

2002-03-21 16:55:54+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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