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Transcript of interview: Malcolm McBain, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 50

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2000


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

Malcolm McBain was born 19 January 1928, the son of David Walker McBain and Lilian J. McBain; he was educated at Sutton County School and London School of Economics (evening student). In 1951 he married Audrey Yvonne Evison.

Following Ministry of Civil Aviation appointments in Tripoli, Libya, 1949-51, and New Delhi [India], 1953-54, McBain joined the Diplomatic Service. His diplomatic career included: New Delhi, 1958-61; Kenya, 1963-67; Thailand, 1968-75; Brunei, 1978-81; Texas [United States], 1981-84; Ambassador to Madagascar, 1984-87.

He was awarded the LVO in 1972. Malcolm McBain died on 20 March 2022.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



McBain, David Malcolm

Finding aid date

2002-05-16 09:33:01+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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