Andrew Gilchrist

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Person.png Andrew Gilchrist  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Spook, Diplomat)
Born19 April 1910
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died6 March 1993 (Age 82)

Employment.png UK Ambassador to Indonesia

In office
1962 - 1966
“I have never concealed from you my belief that a little shooting in Indonesia would be an essential preliminary to effective change.”

World War II

During WWII he spent time in a Japanese PoW camp, before being released in a prisoner exchange. He then joined the Special Operations Executive and was active in India and Siam between 1944 and 1945.

Diplomat

As UK Ambassador to Indonesia, he dispatched some revealing messages to London.


 

A Quote by Andrew Gilchrist

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Document:Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66“I have never concealed from you my belief that a little shooting in Indonesia would be an essential preliminary to effective change.”5 October 1965Letter to the Foreign Office
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