Transcript of interview: John Cloake, 2013
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- Cloake, John Cecil, 1924 (diplomat) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
After serving in the Army, 1943-46 (Lieutenant, Royal Engineers), Cloake entered the Foreign Office in 1948, and during his career served in the following posts: 3rd Secretary, Baghdad [Iraq], 1949, and Saigon [Vietnam], 1951; 2nd Secretary, 1952; FO, 1954; Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary [Ivone Kirkpatrick], 1956, and to Parliamentary Under- Secretary [Ian Harvey], 1957; 1st Secretary, 1957; Consul (Commercial), New York [United States], 1958; 1st Secretary, Moscow [Soviet Union], 1962; FO, 1963; Diplomatic Service Administration Office, 1965; Counsellor, 1966; Head of Accommodation Department, 1967; Counsellor (Commercial), Tehran [Iran], 1968-72; Fellow, Centre for International Studies, LSE, 1972-73; Head of Trade Relations and Exports Department, FCO, 1973-76; Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1976-80.
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