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Transcript of interview: Sir Alan Munro, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 13

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

Alan Munro was born 17 August 1935, the son of the late Sir Gordon Munro, KCMG, MC and Lilian Muriel Beit; he was educated at Wellington College and Clare College, Cambridge (MA). In 1962 he married Rosemary Grania Bacon.

After his military Service, with the 4/7 Dragoon Guards, 1953-55, Munro's diplomatic career included: Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, 1958-60; British Embassy, Beirut [Lebanon], 1960-62; Kuwait, 1961; Foreign Office, 1963-65; Head of Chancery, Benghazi, 1965-66 and Tripoli [Libya], 1966-68; Foreign Office, 1968-73; Consul (Commercial), 1973-74, Consul-General, 1974-77, Rio de Janeiro [Brazil]; Head of East African Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1977-78; Head of Middle East Department, FCO, 1979; Head of Personnel Operations Department, FCO, 1979-81; Regl Marketing Director (Middle East), Ministry of Defence, 1981-83; Ambassador to Algeria, 1984-87; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Middle East/Africa, FCO, 1987-89; Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1989-93.

He was awarded the KCMG 1990 (CMG 1984).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Munro, Sir Alan Gordon

Finding aid date

2002-03-22 10:17:35+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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