Peter Moon (diplomat)

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Sir Peter James Scott Moon KCVO CMG (1 April 1928 – 10 July 1991) was a British diplomat.


Peter James Scott Moon was educated at Uppingham School and Worcester College, Oxford. He entered the Home Office in 1952 but transferred to the then Commonwealth Relations Office in 1954, serving in South Africa and Ceylon and as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. He then joined the Diplomatic Service[1] and served at the UK mission to the United Nations in New York 1965–69, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1969–70, as Private Secretary (Foreign Affairs) to the Prime Minister 1970–72, and on the international staff of NATO in Brussels 1972–75. After a posting to Cairo 1975–78, he was High Commissioner in Tanzania 1978–82[2] (and non-resident Ambassador to Madagascar 1978–79[3]), High Commissioner in Singapore 1982–85,[4] and Ambassador to Kuwait 1985–87.[5]

Moon was appointed CMG in the New Year Honours of 1979[6] and knighted KCVO in the same year.[7]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edward Youde
Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister
Succeeded by
Thomas Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges
Preceded by
Mervyn Brown
High Commissioner in Tanzania
Succeeded by
John Sankey
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Democratic Republic of Madagascar
Succeeded by
Richard Langridge
Preceded by
Sir Sam Falle
High Commissioner in Singapore
Succeeded by
John Hennings
Preceded by
Sir Ramsay Melhuish
Ambassador to the State of Kuwait
Succeeded by
Peter Hinchcliffe