The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Association

Chairman’s Message


Are you a retired member of the British Diplomatic Service, or perhaps still working in the FCO or one of its overseas posts?  If so, you have come to the right place. Since the FCO Association was established, nearly 20 years ago, it has enabled many members to remain in contact with one another and to make new friends and acquaintances.  Any current FCO employee or former member of staff can join.  Once you are a member you can log in to this site and access the members database.  You can also join our closed Facebook group. We organise outings both in the London area and outside, an annual walking holiday and various get togethers, plus you can read our magazine “Password” published three times a year, and a regular newsletter giving FCOA news, views and helpful articles.

Subscriptions are modest (currently £25 a year) and cover an officer and spouse/partner. We have currently close to 2,000 subscriptions.  Click below for more details.

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