Jeremy De Halpert

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Sir Jeremy De Halpert
Born 1947
Lancashire, England, UK
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1966 - 2002
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Sheraton
HMS Apollo
HMS Campbeltown
Battles/wars Falklands War
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Rear Admiral Sir Jeremy Michael De Halpert KCVO, CB (born 1947)[1] is a former Royal Navy officer who went on to be Naval Secretary.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Canford School and the Britannia Royal Naval College, de Halpert joined the Royal Navy in 1966.[2] He was given command of the minesweeper HMS Sheraton in 1975 and served in the Falklands War on board the destroyer HMS Bristol in 1982.[2] Promoted to Commander in 1984, he took command of the frigate HMS Apollo before further promotion to Captain in 1990 and command of the frigate HMS Campbeltown.[2]

He was appointed Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer, Surface Flotilla at Portsmouth in 1992, Deputy UK National Military Representative to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in 1994 and Director of Overseas Military Activity at the Ministry of Defence in 1996 before taking up the post of Naval Secretary in 1998. He retired in 2002.[2]

In retirement De Halpert was named Deputy Master[2] and then Executive Chairman of the Corporation of Trinity House, the charitable body responsible for running lighthouses and maintaining buoys around England and Wales.[3]


De Halpert and his wife Jane have three children.[2]


  1. ^ Birth transcript at General Registry Office of Births and Deaths, England and Wales; Name: DE HALPERT, Jeremy M; Registration district: Lancaster; County: Lancashire; Year of registration: 1947; Quarter of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep; Mother's maiden name: White; Volume 10C, Page 713
  2. ^ a b c d e f Profile of Rear Admiral Jeremy De Halpert
  3. ^ A week in the life of Rear Admiral Jeremy De Halpert, The Times, 4 May 2008
Military offices
Preceded by
Fabian Malbon
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Mark Kerr