Francis Brooks Richards

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Sir Francis Brooks Richards (18 July 1918-13 September 2002) was a British diplomat. He served as Security Adviser in the Northern Ireland Office in 1980-81.[1]


Francis Brooks Richards, diplomat: born Southampton 18 July 1918; DSC and bar 1943; First Secretary and Head of Chancery, Political Residency, Persian Gulf 1954-57; Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary 1958-59; Counsellor (Information), HM Embassy, Paris 1959-64; CMG 1963, KCMG 1976; Head of Information Policy and Guidance Department, Commonwealth Relations Office 1964-65; seconded to Cabinet Office 1965-69; minister, Bonn 1969-71; ambassador to South Vietnam 1972-74; ambassador to Greece 1974-78; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office 1978-80; Security Adviser, Northern Ireland Office 1980-81; chairman, CSM Parliamentary Consultants 1984-96; Chairman, Friends of the Imperial War Museum 1989-91, Vice-President 1991-97; Chairman, Paintings in Hospitals 1990-96; Chairman, Anglo-Hellenic League 1990-93; married 1941 Hazel Williams (died 2000; one son, one daughter); died Dorchester 13 September 2002.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 M.R.D. Foot, Sir Brooks Richards, The Independent, 27 September 2002.