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Tripp, (John) Peterlocked

CMG 1971

Born 27 March 1921; s of Charles Howard and Constance Tripp; m 1948, Rosemary Rees Jones; one s one d; died 11 Dec. 2010

HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Consultant, Al-Tajir Bank, since 1986


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Served War of 1939–45, Royal Marines, 1941–46. Sudan Political Service, 1946–54; Foreign (subsequently Diplomatic) Service, 1954–81; Political Agent, Trucial States, 1955–58; Head of Chancery, Vienna, 1958–61; Economic Secretary, Residency Bahrain, 1961–63; Counsellor 1963; Political Agent, Bahrain, 1963–65; sabbatical year at Durham Univ., 1965; Amman, 1966–68; Head of Near Eastern Dept, FCO, 1969–70; Ambassador to Libya, 1970–74; High Comr in Singapore, 1974–78; Ambassador to Thailand, 1978–81. Political Adviser, Inchcape Gp, 1981–86; Chm., Private Investment Co. for Asia (UK), 1981–84. County Councillor (Ind.), Powys, 1985–87. Chairman: Anglo-Thai Soc., 1983–88; Montgomeryshire Br., CPRW, 1990–94


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