Fabian Malbon

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Fabian Malbon
Born (1946-10-01) 1 October 1946 (age 70)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1965–2002
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Invincible
9th Frigate Squadron
HMS Brave
HMS Torquay
Battles/wars Bosnian War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Other work Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (2005–11)

Vice Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon, KBE (born 1 October 1946) is a retired Royal Navy officer who served as the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 2005 to 2011.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School, Malbon joined the Royal Navy in 1965.[1] He went on to command the frigates HMS Torquay and HMS Brave.[1] He was made Commanding Officer of HMS Brave as well as Captain of the 9th Frigate Squadron in 1987 and Director of Naval Service Conditions in 1988.[2] During the Bosnian War, as Commanding Officer of HMS Invincible, he provided air-to-air combat, close air support and photo-reconnaissance over Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993.[3] He went on to be Naval Secretary in 1996 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1999.[2] He retired in 2002.[1]

He was made Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey on 18 October 2005.[4]


Fabian Malbon and his wife Sue have three sons.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Alan West
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Jeremy de Halpert
Preceded by
Sir Jeremy Blackham
Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Jonathon Band
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Foley
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Peter Walker