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Transcript of interview: Charles Cullimore, 2009

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 119

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2009


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

Charles Cullimore was born on 2 October 1933, the son of Rev. Canon Charles Cullimore and Constance Alicia Kaye Cullimore (née Grimshaw). He was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen and Trinity College, Oxford. In 1956 he married Val Elizabeth Margot (née Willemsen), having one son and one daughter.

After working for the Northern Ireland Short Service Commission, 1955-57, the Colonial Service in Tanganyika [later Tanzania], 1958-61 and then Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Limited, 1961-71, Cullimore joined the Diplomatic Service in 1971. His diplomatic career included the following posts: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971-73; First Secretary, Bonn [Germany], 1973-77; FCO, 1977-79; Counsellor, New Delhi [India], 1979-82; Deputy High Commissioner, Canberra [Australia], 1982-86; FCO, 1986-89; High Commissioner, Uganda, 1989-93.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Cullimore, Charles Augustine Kaye, b 1933, diplomat

Finding aid date

2009-11-03 11:20:31.043000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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