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Transcript of interview: Sir Clive Rose, 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 74

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2003


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

Clive Rose was born 15 September 1921, son of the Right Reverend Alfred Carey Wollaston Rose and Lois Juliet (née Garton). He was educated at Marlborough College, and Christ Church College, Oxford (MA); in 1946 he married Elisabeth Mackenzie, daughter of Reverend Cyril Lewis, Gilston; they had two sons and three daughters.

During the war, Rose served as a Major in the Rifle Brigade, (1941-46), serving in Europe, (1944-45), India, (1945) and Iraq, (1945-46). His diplomatic career began when he joined the Commonwealth Relations Office in 1948, and included: Office of the Deputy High Commissioner, Madras, (1948-49); Foreign Office, (1950-53); UK High Commission, Germany, (1953-54); British Embassy, Bonn, (1955); FO, (1956-59); 1st Secretary and Consul, Montevideo [Uruguay], (1959-62); FO, (1962-65); Commercial Counsellor, Paris [France], (1965-67); Imperial Defence College, (1968); Counsellor, British Embassy, Washington [United States], (1969-71); Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1971-73); Head, British Delegation to Negotiations on Mutual Reduction of Forces and Armaments and Associated Measures in Central Europe, Vienna [Austria], (1973-76); Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, (1976-79); UK Permanent Representative on North Atlantic Council, (1979-82). Rose died on 17 April 2019.


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Language of Materials



Rose, Sir Clive Martin

Finding aid date

2004-02-17 10:04:24.687000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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