Fabian Malbon

Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon, KBE (born 1 October 1946) is a retired Royal Navy officer who served as the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 2005 to 2011.

Fabian Malbon
Born (1946-10-01) 1 October 1946 (age 76)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1965–2002
RankVice Admiral
Commands heldHMS Invincible
9th Frigate Squadron
HMS Brave
HMS Torquay
Battles/warsBosnian War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Other workLieutenant Governor of Guernsey (2005–11)

Naval careerEdit

Educated at Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School, Malbon joined the Royal Navy in 1965.[1] He went on to command the frigates HMS Torquay and HMS Brave.[1] He was made Commanding Officer of HMS Brave as well as Captain of the 9th Frigate Squadron in 1987 and Director of Naval Service Conditions in 1988.[2] During the Bosnian War, as commanding officer of HMS Invincible, he provided air-to-air combat, close air support and photo-reconnaissance over Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993.[3] He went on to be Naval Secretary in 1996 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1999.[2] He retired in 2002.[1]

He was made Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey on 18 October 2005.[4]


Fabian Malbon and his wife Sue have three sons.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by