Transcript of interview: Sir Richard Parsons, 2005
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After his National Service in the Army (1949-51), Parsons joined the Foreign (subsequently Diplomatic) Service in 1951. His diplomatic career included the following postings: Foreign Office, (1951-53); 3rd Secretary, Washington [United States], (1953-56); 2nd Secretary, Vientiane [Laos], (1956-58); FO, (1958-60); 1st Secretary, Buenos Aires [Argentina], (1960-63); FO, (1963-65); 1st Secretary, Ankara [Turkey], (1965-67); FO, (1967-69); Counsellor, Lagos [Nigeria], (1969-72); Head of Personnel Operations Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (1972-76); Ambassador to Hungary, (1976-79); Ambassador to Spain, (1980-84); Ambassador to Sweden, (1984-87).
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