Alexander Bingley

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Sir Alexander Bingley
Born (1905-02-15)15 February 1905
Died 28 September 1972(1972-09-28) (aged 67)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Slinger
HMS Biter
HMS Nabaron
HMS Eagle
Mediterranean Fleet
Portsmouth Command
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Alexander Noel Campbell Bingley GCB OBE (15 February 1905 – 28 September 1972) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

Naval career[edit]

Bingley joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1918.[1]

He served in World War II on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet.[1] He went on to be Commander of the aircraft-carrier HMS Slinger in 1943, of the aircraft-carrier HMS Biter in 1944 and of the Mobile Naval Air Base HMS Nabaron in 1945.[1]

After the War he was appointed Deputy Director of Air Warfare.[1] He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer (Air) and then Commander of the aircraft-carrier HMS Eagle in 1952.[1]

He was appointed Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air) in 1954 and Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers in 1958.[1] He was made Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in 1959 and then Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel in 1961; he retired in 1963.[1]

He lived at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Anstice
Fifth Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Manley Power
Preceded by
Sir Charles Lambe
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Deric Holland-Martin
Preceded by
Sir Manley Power
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
Succeeded by
Sir Wilfrid Woods
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Peter Reid
Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir Nigel Henderson