Transcript of interview: Sir Horace Phillips, 1997
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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], 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.
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