Transcript of interview: Sir Peter Ramsbotham, 2001
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Ramsbotham entered the Foreign Service, October 1948, and his career included: Political Division of Allied Control Commission, Berlin [Germany], November 1948; transferred to Foreign Office, 1950; 1st Secretary, 1950; Head of Chancery, UK Delegation, New York [United States], 1953; Foreign Office, 1957; Counsellor, 1961, Head of Western Organisations and Planning Department; Head of Chancery, British Embassy, Paris [France], 1963-67; Foreign Office, 1967-69 (Sabbatical year, Institute of Strategic Studies, 1968); High Commissioner, Nicosia [Cyprus], 1969-71; Ambassador to Iran, 1971-74; Ambassador to the United States, 1974-77; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda, 1977-80.
His honours and awards include: GCMG 1978 (KCMG 1972; CMG 1964); GCVO 1976; DL. He died on 9 April 2010.
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