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Transcript of interview: Stephen Miles, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 58

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 1996


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

(Frank) Stephen Miles was born 7 January 1920, the son of Harry and Mary Miles; he was educated at John Watson’s School, Edinburgh, Daniel Stewart’s College, Edinburgh, St Andrews University (MA) and Harvard University (Commonwealth Fellowship; MPA). In 1953 he married Margaret Joy (née Theaker); they have three daughters.

After serving with the Fleet Air Arm, 1942-46 (Lt (A) RNVR), Miles joined the Scottish Home Department in 1948, then the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, between 1948 and 1980. Miles served in: New Zealand, 1949-52; East and West Pakistan [later Bangladesh and Pakistan], 1954-57; Ghana, 1959-62; Uganda, 1962-63; British Deputy High Commissioner, Tanzania, 1963-65 (Acting High Commissioner, 1963-64); Acting High Commissioner in Ghana, March-April 1966; Consul-General, St Louis [United States], 1967-70; Deputy High Commissioner, Calcutta [India], 1970-74; High Commissioner, Zambia, 1974-78; High Commissioner, Bangladesh, 1978-79. Miles died on 26 April 2013.

He was awarded the CMG in 1964.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Miles, Frank Stephen

Finding aid date

2002-08-22 11:57:49+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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