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Abbott, Adm. Sir Peter (Charles)locked

GBE 1999; KCB 1994

Born 12 Feb. 1942; s of late Lieut-Col Dennis Abbott, Royal Garwhal Rifles and Delphine McConaghey; m 1965, Susan Phillippa Grey; three d; died 28 Sept. 2015

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, 1997–2001; Commissioner, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 2001–06

Education

St Edward’s Sch., Oxford; Queens’ College, Cambridge (MA 1966)

Career

Articled Clerk, Blackburn, Robson Coates, 1963; 2nd Lieut, RMFVR 1963; Sub Lieut, RN 1964; Commanding Officer, HM Ships Chawton, 1972, Ambuscade, 1976, Ajax, 1983 (and First Frigate Sqdn); RCDS 1985; Flag Officer, Flotilla Two, 1989; ACNS, 1991–93; Dep. SACLANT, 1993–95; C-in-C Fleet, C-in-C Eastern Atlantic Area and Comdr Naval Forces N Western Europe, 1995–97. Chairman: Trustees, 2003–10, Mgt Bd, 2010–, Royal Naval Mus.; Bd of Dirs, Nat. Mus. of Royal Navy, 2008–10. King of Arms, Order of the British Empire, 2010–. Officer, US Legion of Merit, 1995