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Transcript of interview: Sir David Gore-Booth, 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 49

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1999


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

David Gore-Booth was born 15 May 1943, the twin son of the late Baron Gore-Booth, GCMG, KCVO; he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford (MA Hons). In 1964 he married 1st, Jillian Sarah (née Valpy) (marriage dissolved 1970); one son; 2nd, 1977, Mary Elisabeth Janet (née Muirhead).

Gore-Booth entered the Foreign Office in 1964, and his career included: Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, 1964; Third Secretary, Baghdad [Iraq], 1966; Third, later Second Secretary, Lusaka, 1967; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1969; Second Secretary, Tripoli, 1969; FCO, 1971; First Secretary, UK Permanent Representation to European Communities, Brussels [Belgium], 1974; Assistant Head of Financial Relations Department, FCO, 1978; Counsellor, Jedda [Saudi Arabia], 1980; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, UK Mission to UN, New York [United States], 1983; Head of Policy Planning Staff, FCO, 1987; Assistant Under Secretary of State (Middle East), FCO, 1989; Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1993; High Commissioner, New Delhi, 1996-98.

His honours include: KCMG 1997 (CMG 1990); KCVO 1997. He died in October 2004.


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Language of Materials



Gore-Booth, Hon Sir David Alwyn

Finding aid date

2002-05-16 09:22:28+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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