David Miers

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Sir David Miers

British Ambassador to the Netherlands
In office
Preceded bySir Michael Jenkins
Succeeded byDame Rosemary Spencer
British Ambassador to Greece
In office
Preceded bySir Jeremy Thomas
Succeeded byOliver Miles
British Ambassador to Lebanon
In office
Preceded bySir David Roberts
Succeeded bySir John Gray
Personal details

Sir Henry David Alastair Capel Miers[1] KBE CMG (born 10 January 1937), commonly known as Sir David Miers, is a British retired ambassador.


Miers was educated at Winchester College and University College, Oxford.[2] He did National Service as an officer in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, commissioning into the regiment in 1956.[3] He joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1961 and held appointments in Japan, Laos, France, Iran and at the Foreign Office in London, before becoming Ambassador to Lebanon in 1983.[4] He served in that position until 1985.[4] In 1989 he was made Ambassador to Greece, before serving as Ambassador to the Netherlands between 1993 and 1996. Miers was invested as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1979[5] and as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1985.[6]


  1. ^ Ruth Northey, Whitaker's Almanack 2012 (A&C Black, 18 Oct 2011), 104.
  2. ^ MIERS, Sir (Henry) David (Alastair Capel), Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, 2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2015, accessed 9 September 2016)
  3. ^ "No. 40851". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 August 1956. p. 4583.
  4. ^ a b Sir David Miers, British Lebanese Society
  5. ^ "No. 47869". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 1979. p. 3.
  6. ^ "No. 50154". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1985. p. 16.

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