Alan Urwick

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Sir Alan Bedford Urwick KCVO CMG (2 May 1930 – 8 December 2016) was a British diplomat.

Alan Urwick was educated at Dragon School in Oxford, Rugby School, and New College, Oxford.[1]

Urwick joined the British diplomatic service in 1952 and undertook tours of duty in Western Europe, the Middle East, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.[2] He served as the United Kingdom's ambassador to Jordan (1979–1984), Egypt (1985–1987),[3] as well as High Commissioner to Canada (1987–1989).[4] He left the diplomatic service in 1989. He then served as Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons until his retirement in 1995.[2]

He died on 8 December 2016 at the age of 86.[5]


  1. ^ "Sir Alan Bedford Urwick". Burke's Peerage. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Sir Alan Urwick". Vol 263 cc1672-4. Hansard. 19 July 1995. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Previous Ambassadors". UK in Egypt: The official website for the British Embassy in Egypt. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Previous High Commissioners". UK in Canada: The official website for the British High Commission in Canada. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  5. ^ URWICK

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Moberly
British Ambassador to Jordan
Succeeded by
Sir John Coles
Preceded by
Sir Michael Weir
British Ambassador to Egypt
Succeeded by
Sir James Adams
Preceded by
Sir Derek Day
British High Commissioner to Canada
Succeeded by
Brian Fall
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Victor Le Fanu
Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Jennings