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Transcript of interview: Sir Harold Walker, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 16

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

Harold Walker was born 19 October 1932, the son of the late Admiral Sir Harold Walker, KCB, RN, and Lady Walker (née Berners); he was educated at Winchester and Worcester College, Oxford. In 1960 he married Jane, daughter of the late Captain. C. J. L. Bittleston, CBE, DSC, RN.

After serving as 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers, 1951-52., Walker entered the Foreign Office in 1955. His diplomatic career included: MECAS, 1957; Assistant Political Agent, Dubai, 1958; Foreign Office, 1960; Principal Instructor, MECAS, 1963; First Secretary, Cairo [Egypt], 1964; Head of Chancery and Consul, Damascus [Syria], 1966; Foreign Office (later FCO), 1967; First Secretary (Commercial), Washington [United States], 1970; Counsellor, Jedda [Saudi Arabia], 1973; Deputy Head, Personnel Operations Department, FCO, 1975-76, Head of Department, 1976-78; Ambassador to Bahrein, 1979-81, to United Arab Emirates, 1981-86, to Ethiopia, 1986-90, to Iraq, 1990-91. He retired in 1992.

Walker was awarded the KCMG in 1991 (CMG 1979).


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Walker, Sir Harold Berners

Finding aid date

2002-03-22 16:56:04+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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