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Transcript of interview: David Tatham, 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 161

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2017

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

David Tatham was born 28 June 1939, son of Lt-Col Francis Everard Tatham and Eileen Mary Wilson. He was educated at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and Wadham College, University of Oxford (BA History), and in 1963 married Valerie Ann Mylechreest, having three sons.

Tatham entered the Diplomatic Service in 1960, and his career included the following posts; UKMIS New York [United States], 1962-63; Milan [Italy], 1963-67; Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies, 1967-69; Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], 1969-70; FCO, Near East and Middle East Departments, 1971-74; Muscat and Oman [Oman], 1974-77; Assistant Head of Middle East Department, FCO, 1977-80; Counsellor, Dublin [Ireland], 1981-84; Ambassador to Yemen Arab Republic [later part of Yemen], also accredited to Republic of Djibouti, 1984-87; Head of Falkland Islands Department, FCO, 1987-90; Ambassador to Lebanese Republic, 1990-92; Governor, Falkland Islands, and Commissioner for South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, 1992-96; High Commissioner, Sri Lanka, also accredited to Republic of Maldives, 1996-99.


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Language of Materials



Tatham, David Everard, b 1939, diplomat

Finding aid date

2017-11-24 13:27:41.873000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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