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Transcript of interview: Sir David Miers, 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 144

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • 2014


Conditions Governing Access

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

David Miers was born 10 January 1937, son of Colonel R. D. M. C. Miers, and Honor (née Bucknill). In 1966 he married Imelda Maria Emilia, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Wouters, of Huizingen, Belgium, having two sons and one daughter.

Miers entered the Foreign Office in 1961 and his career included the following posts: Reporting Officer United Nations General Assembly 16 and United Nations Department, FO, 1961-63; Tokyo [Japan], 1963; Vientiane [Laos], 1966; Private Secretary to Minister of State, Foreign Office, 1968; Paris [France], 1972; Assistant in Energy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1975-76; Counsellor, Tehran [Iran], 1977-79; Head of the Middle Eastern Department, FCO, 1980-83; Ambassador to Lebanon, 1983-85; Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Middle East, FCO, 1986-89; Ambassador to Greece, 1989-93; Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1993-96.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Miers, Sir Henry David Alastair Capel, b 1937, Knight, diplomat

Finding aid date

2015-02-10 11:55:34.060000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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