Fabian Malbon

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Fabian Malbon
Born 1946
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1965-2002
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Torquay
HMS Brave
HMS Invincible
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Other work Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey

Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon, KBE (born 1946) was the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 2005–2011.

Naval career[edit]

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 the frigate 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]


  1. ^ a b c Sir Fabian prepares for his next challenging role This is Guernsey, 18 October 2005
  2. ^ a b Senior Royal Navy Appointments
  3. ^ Bosnia: Navy treads fine line between training and the real thing The Independent, 11 August 1993
  4. ^ a b Relative Values: Sir Fabian Malbon and his son Jonny at Times Online.
Military offices
Preceded by
Alan West, Baron West of Spithead, GCB
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Jeremy De Halpert
Preceded by
Sir Jeremy Blackham
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Jonathon Band
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Foley
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Peter Walker