Transcript of interview: Sir John Birch, 2004
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After his National Service with the Middlesex Regiment (1954-56), Birch joined the Foreign Service in 1959, and his career included: Paris [France] (1960-63); Singapore (1963-64); Bucharest [Romania] (1965-68); Geneva [Switzerland] (1968-70); Kabul [Afghanistan] (1973-76); Royal College of Defence Studies (1977); Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Negotiations, Geneva (1977-80); Counsellor, Budapest [Hungary] (1980-83); Head of East European Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1983-86); Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to United Nations, New York [United States] (1986-89); Ambassador to Hungary (1989-95).
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