George Vallings

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Sir George Vallings
Born 31 May 1932
Nairobi, Kenya
Died 25 December 2007
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1950 - 1987
Rank Vice admiral
Commands held HMS Defender
HMS Apollo
2nd Frigate Squadron
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Battles/wars Korean War
Suez Crisis
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir George Montague Francis Vallings KCB (31 May 1932 – 25 December 2007) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Naval career[edit]

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.[1] He also saw action in the Suez Crisis in 1956.[2] He was then given command of the destroyer Defender in 1967 and became executive officer of the destroyer Bristol in 1970.[1] 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.[2] He went on to be Commodore on the River Clyde in 1980 and then Flag Officer Gibraltar in 1982.[1] He was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1985 before retiring in 1987.[3]

In retirement he became Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.[1]

Family[edit]

In 1964 he married Tessa Julia Cousins; they had three sons.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
1985–1987
Succeeded by
Sir Jock Slater