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Transcript of interview: Sir Horace Phillips, 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 20

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 1997


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

Horace Phillips was born 31 May 1917, the son of Samuel Phillips and Polly Yaffie; he was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow, and in 1944, married Idina Doreen Morgan.

Phillips joined the Board of Inland Revenue, 1935. He served in the Dorsetshire and 1st Punjab Regiments, 1939-47, and transferred to the Foreign Office, October 1947. His diplomatic career then included: Acting Vice-Consul, Shiraz [Iran], November 1947; Vice-Consul, Bushire, 1948; Consul, Shiraz, 1949; 1st Secretary, Kabul [Afghanistan], October 1949; Foreign Office, 1951; 1st Secretary, and Consul, Jedda [Saudi Arabia], 1953; Counsellor, 1956; seconded to Colonial Office, December 1956, as Protectorate Secretary, Aden [South Yemen, later part of Yemen], until August 1960; Counsellor, British Embassy, Tehran [Iran], October 1960; Deputy Political Resident in the Persian Gulf, at Bahrain, 1964-66; Ambassador to Indonesia, 1966-68; High Commissioner in Tanzania, 1968-72; Ambassador to Turkey, 1973-77.

He was awarded the KCMG in 1973 (CMG 1963). He died in March 2004.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Phillips, Sir Horace

Finding aid date

2002-03-25 16:51:57+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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