Transcript of interview: Robin Byatt, 2016
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After serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1949-50, Byatt worked in the Colonial Service in Nyasaland [later Malawi], 1955-58, before moving to the Foreign (now Diplomatic) Service in 1959. His diplomatic career included the following posts; Foreign Office, 1959; Havana [Cuba], 1961-63; FO, 1963-66; UK Mission to United Nations, New York [United States], 1966; Kampala [Uganda], 1970; Head of Rhodesia Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1972-75; Visiting Fellow, Glasgow University, 1975-76; Rhodesia Conference, Geneva [Switzerland], 1976; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, UK Mission to United Nations, New York, 1977-79; Assistant Under Secretary of State, FCO, 1979-80; High Commissioner in Zimbabwe, 1980-83; Member of Directing Staff, Royal College of Defence Studies, 1983-84; Ambassador to Morocco, 1985-87; High Commissioner in New Zealand and concurrently to Western Samoa, and Governor (non-resident), Pitcairn Islands, 1987-90.
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