|Sir George Vallings|
|Born||31 May 1932
|Died||25 December 2007|
|Years of service||1950 - 1987|
|Commands held||HMS Defender
2nd Frigate Squadron
Scotland and Northern Ireland
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Vallings joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1950 and took part in the Korean War. He also saw action in the Suez Crisis in 1956. He was then given command of the destroyer Defender in 1967 and became executive officer of the destroyer Bristol in 1970. He was made naval attaché at the British High Commission in Canberra in 1975, commanding officer of HMS Apollo as well as captain of the 2nd Frigate Squadron in 1977 and Director of Operations and Trade at the Ministry of Defence in 1978. He went on to be Commodore on the River Clyde in 1980 and then Flag Officer Gibraltar in 1982. He was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1985 before retiring in 1987.
In 1964 he married Tessa Julia Cousins; they had three sons.
Sir Nicholas Hunt
|Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
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