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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.


  • Creation: 1996


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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.


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External Documents


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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