Transcript of interview: Sir William Harding, 2014
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Biographical / Historical
After serving with the Royal Marines, 1945-48, Harding entered the Foreign Service in 1950, and his diplomatic career included the following posts: Singapore, 1951-52; Burma [later Myanmar], 1952-55; Paris [France], 1956-59; Permanent Under-Secretary’s Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1959-60; Santo Domingo, 1960-63; Latin America Department, FCO, 1963-67; Mexico City, 1967-70; Paris, 1970-74; Head of Republic of Ireland Department, FCO, 1974-77; Ambassador to Peru, 1977-79; Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Americas, FCO, 1979-81; Ambassador to Brazil, 1981-84; Deputy Under-Secretary of State for the Americas and Asia, 1984-86.
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- Dominican Republic
- Falkland Islands
- Falklands War (1982)
- Jebb, Hubert Miles Gladwyn, 1900 - 1996 (1st Baron Gladwyn, diplomat)
- Palliser, Arthur Michael, Sir, 1922 - 2012 (Knight, diplomat)
- Soames, Arthur Christopher John, 1920 - 1987 (Baron Soames of Fletching, politician)
- Suez Crisis (1956)