The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publishes the monthly London Diplomatic List of accredited Foreign Diplomats in the UK, some of whom will be Foreign Intelligence Agency staff (obviously there will be many more who are not operating under official diplomatic cover)
For no good reason, the FCO no longer keeps an online archive of previous versions of this List. Other countries, such as Canada, make their monthly list Diplomatic, Consular and Other Representatives in Canada available on request, even if they do not publish the full archive directly via one web page.
In the United States of America, the State Department publishes their Diplomatic list Quarterly , but keeps archives of old list visible online
The Republic of Serbia also publishes their Diplomatic List in a similar format to that of the UK.
How are we supposed to obey the anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and the various UN / EU / UK Financial Sanctions schemes which are meant to exert political/ diplomatic "pressure" on various evil governments, if even the names of their Diplomats / Spies publically expelled from London are kept secret ? These are exactly the people who are most likely to be acting as middlemen for the families and henchmen of corrupt dictators, either during their period of diplomatic cover, or afterwards.
Presumably mainstream international media organisation, freelance paparazzi photographers, specialist magazines serving the diplomatic community, UK and Foreign intelligence agencies, serious organised crime or terrorist gangs, know who these people are, so it is only the British public who are still being deliberately kept in ignorance by the Whitehall bureaucrats.
Here are some older versions of the London Diplomatic List, for comparison before and after a Diplomatic Expulsion from London, for the benefit of people who do not want their visits to appear in the FCO web server logfiles, or whose censored internet feed blocks them from accessing UK Government websites.
N.B. there are various degrees of complicity or bureaucratic inertia which mean that not not all *current* Diplomats are actually Listed - temporary staff may well get Diplomatic status, but are not listed (or expelled as persona non grata as spies). Neither are the family members of Diplomats explicitly named in this list.
No LDL published in July 2019 - holidays or the chaos of the Tory party leadership race and the Kim Darroch affair distracting the then Foreign Secretary and mandarins ?
Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko tweeted on 4th August 2015 "Bidding farewell to Senior Counsellor Valery Rodichkin & Counsellor Sergey Nalobin"
Looks like Sergey Nalobin got promoted from 1st secretary to Counsellor and has been been replaced as 1st Secretary at the Russian Embassy by Sergey N .Kustov
Valery Rodichkin also seems to have been promotedd from Counsellor to Senior Counsellor but seemingly has not yet been replaced.
Daily Telegraph 05 Aug 2015 - Russia claims four diplomats 'forced out' of London Sergey Nalobin now "persona non grata" is on the July 2015 list: who else has been expelled ?
Apologies for the lack of monthly updates. FCO should really be doing this.
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See this Wikipedia article:List of country codes on British diplomatic vehicle registration plates
Since 1979, cars operated by foreign embassies, consular staff, and various international organisations have been given number plates with a distinguishing format of three numbers, one letter, three numbers. The letter is D for diplomats or X for accredited non-diplomatic staff. The first group of three numbers identifies the country or organisation to whom the plate has been issued, the second group of three numbers is a serial number, starting at 101 for diplomats (although some embassies were erroneously issued 100), 400 for non-diplomatic staff of international organisations, and 700 for consular staff.
Many foreign embassies have acquired vanity plates from historic British car numbering systems, for example BF 1 and BF 2 (Burkina Faso), IC 1 (Iceland), CHN 1 (China), BEL 12E (Belize), FIJ 1 (Fiji), 1 NWY (Norway), 1 HKG (General-Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade office) etc.
Embassies and High Commissions 101 Afghanistan 102 Algeria 103 Argentina 104 - 108 Australia 109 Austria 110 Bahamas 111 Bahrain 112 Bangladesh 113 Barbados 114 Belgium 115 Benin 116 Bolivia 117 Botswana 118 - 122 Brazil 123 Bulgaria 124 Myanmar 125 Burundi 126 Cameroon 127 - 131 Canada 132 Central African Republic 133 Chad 134 Chile 135 China 136 Colombia 137 Congo 138 Costa Rica 139 Cuba 140 Cyprus 141 Czech Republic 142 Denmark 143 Dominican Republic 144 Ecuador 145 - 147 Egypt 148 El Salvador 149 Ethiopia 150 Fiji 151 Finland 152 - 156 France 157 Gabon 158 Gambia 159 - 163 Germany 164 former German Democratic Republic 165 Ghana 166 - 167 Greece 168 Grenada 169 Guinea 170 Guyana 171 Haiti 172 Honduras 173 Hungary 174 Iceland 175 - 179 India 180 Indonesia 181 - 182 Iran 183 - 184 Iraq 185 Ireland 186 - 187 Israel 188 - 190 Italy 191 CF4te d'Ivoire 192 Jamaica 193 Japan 194 - 195 Jordan 196 Kenya 197 Korea 198 Kuwait 199 Laos 200 Lebanon 201 Lesotho 202 Liberia 203 Libya 204 Luxembourg 205 Malawi 206 Malaysia 207 Mali 208 Malta 209 Mauritania 210 Mauritius 211 Mexico 212 Mongolia 213 Morocco 321 Montenegro 214 Nepal 215 - 217 Netherlands 218 - 219 New Zealand 220 Nicaragua 221 Niger 222 - 224 Nigeria 225 Norway 226 Oman 227 - 228 Pakistan 229 Panama 230 Papua New Guinea 231 Paraguay 232 Peru 233 Philippines 234 Poland 235 Portugal 236 Qatar 237 Romania 238 Rwanda 239 - 240 Saudi Arabia 241 Senegal 242 Seychelles 243 Sierra Leone 244 Singapore 245 Somalia 246 - 247 South Africa 248 - 252 Russian Federation 253 - 255 Spain 256 Sri Lanka 257 Sudan 258 Swaziland 259 Sweden 260 Switzerland 261 Syria 262 Tanzania 263 Thailand 264 Togo 265 Tonga 266 Trinidad and Tobago 267 Tunisia 268 Turkey 269 United Arab Emirates 270 - 274 United States of America 275 Uruguay 276 Venezuela 277 Vietnam 278 - 279 Yemen 280 Serbia 281 DR Congo (former Zaire) 282 Zambia 283 Dominica 284 Monaco 285 Nauru 286 St Lucia 287 Uganda 288 Burkina Faso 289 St Vincent 290 Zimbabwe 291 Vatican 292 East Caribbean 293 Belize 294 Brunei 295 Antigua 296 Angola 297 Guatemala 298 Mozambique 299 Namibia 300 Lithuania 301 Armenia 302 Slovenia 303 Latvia 304 Estonia 305 Croatia 306 Ukraine 307 Slovakia 309 Albania 312 Bosnia and Herzegovina 315 Kazakhstan 316 Georgia 350 - 400 May be used by any embassy for security reasons 600 - 650 May be used by visiting royalty on official vehiclesThere are also
International organisations 900 Commonwealth Secretariat 901 Commission for the European Community 902 Council of Europe 903 European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts 904 European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation 905 European Parliament 906 Inter-American Development Bank 907 International Maritime Organisation 908 International Cocoa Organisation 909 International Coffee Organisation 910 International Finance Corporation 911 International Labour Organisation 912 International Sugar Organisation 913 International Tin Council 914 International Whaling Commission 915 International Wheat Council 916 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 917 United Nations 918 Western European Union 919 World Health Organization 920 Eastern Caribbean Commission 921 Joint European Torus 922 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund 923 International Maritime Satellite Organisation 924 Commonwealth Foundation 925 International Maritime Organisation (Permanent Representative) 926 Commonwealth Telecomunications Bureau 927 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 928 Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau 929 International Lead and Zinc Corporation 930 Oslo and Paris Commissions 931 Joint European Torus 932 North Atlantic Salmon Conservancy Organisation 933 European Investment Bank 934 European Telecommunications Satellite Organisation 935 European School (Oxford) 936 African Development Bank 937 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 938 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 940 European Bioinformatics Institute 941 European Medicines Agency
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