Sir Fitzroy Talbot
|Born||22 October 1909|
|Died||16 June 1998 (aged 88)|
|Years of service||1926–1967|
|Commands held||HMS Whitshed|
3rd Destroyer Squadron
Arabian Seas and Persian Gulf Station
South Atlantic and South America
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order & Bar
He served in World War II initially as commander of the 10th Anti-Submarine Striking Force in the North Sea and then as Commander of the 3rd Motor Gun Boat Flotilla in the Channel. He commanded the destroyers HMS Whitshed and HMS Teazer, in the latter capacity supporting the advance through Italy. Finally he was Chief of Staff to the Commodore, Western Isles.
After the War he 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, he took part in the Suez Crisis in 1956 after which he became Commodore, Royal Navy Barracks, Portsmouth in 1957. His next appointment was as Flag Officer, Arabian Seas and Persian Gulf in 1960 before being made Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America in 1963. He was made Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1965 and retired in 1967.
Honours and awardsEdit
- 25 June 1940 - Lieutenant Arthur Allison FitzRoy Talbot, Royal Navy is appointed to be a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for courage and resource in operations on the Norwegian Coast.
- 10 June 1961 - Rear-Admiral Arthur Allison FitzRoy Talbot, DSO, is appointed to be a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
- 1 January 1964 - Vice-Admiral Arthur Allison Fitzroy Talbot, CB, DSO, is appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
- Obituary: Vice Admiral Sir Fitzroy Talbot The Independent, 26 June 1998
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- The Peerage.com
- "No. 34882". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 June 1940. p. 3917.
- "No. 42370". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 June 1961. p. 4145.
- "No. 43200". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1963. p. 5.
Sir Nicholas Copeman
| Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Sir John Gray
Sir Nigel Henderson
| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Sir Charles Mills