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Sir (Arthur Allison) Fitzroy Talbot

(1909-1998), Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief, South America

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Sir (Arthur Allison) Fitzroy Talbot, by Walter Bird - NPG x185587

Sir (Arthur Allison) Fitzroy Talbot

by Walter Bird
bromide print, August 1960
NPG x185587

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Sir (Arthur Allison) Fitzroy Talbot

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1962
NPG x91565

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Paul Trangmar

29 November 2019, 12:47


Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Allison Fitzroy Talbot KBE CB DSO & Bar DL (22 October 1909 – 16 June 1998) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

// following is edited from above link and that from The Independent's obituary (link shown at: Citation) //

After WWII, Fitzroy Talbot became Chief Staff Officer (Operations) for the Far East Station, before taking command of the frigate HMS Alert in 1949. In 1950 he was appointed Naval Attaché in Moscow and then, as Commander of 3rd Destroyer Squadron, took part in the Suez Crisis in 1956 after which he became Commodore Royal Navy Barracks Portsmouth, in 1957. After 10 years as a Captain, in 1960 Fitzroy Talbot was promoted to Rear Admiral on appointment as Flag Officer, Arabian Seas and Persian Gulf, before further promotion and appointment as Commander-in-Chief South Atlantic and South America based in Cape Town, from 1963. He became Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1965 and retired in 1967.

In retirement he became Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset in 1973.

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