Edward Evans-Lombe

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Sir Edward Evans-Lombe
Born 15 October 1901
Chester, Cheshire
Died 14 May 1974
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Glasgow
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Edward Malcolm Evans-Lombe KCB (15 October 1901 – 14 May 1974) was a Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at West Downs School and in the Royal Navy, Evans-Lombe served in the Second World War initially as Naval Assistant to the Third Sea Lord and then, from 1942, as Captain of the cruiser HMS Glasgow.[1] He was appointed Director of the Gunnery and Anti-Aircraft Warfare Division at the Admiralty in December 1943, Chief of Staff for the Eastern Fleet in June 1944 and Chief of Staff for the British Pacific Fleet in December 1944.[2]

He became Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff in 1950[3] and retired in 1955.[2] He was appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk for 1962 when he lived at Marlingford Hall.[4]


  1. ^ U-boat.net
  2. ^ a b Unit Histories
  3. ^ Senior Royal Navy Appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "No. 42623". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 March 1962. p. 2144. 
Military offices
Preceded by
(last held by Robert Oliver)
Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Barnard