Ian Campbell (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Ian Campbell
Born 1898
Died 1980
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Milne
South Atlantic Station
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order & Bar

Vice Admiral Sir Ian Murray Robertson Campbell KBE CB DSO & Bar (1898–1980) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station.

Naval career[edit]

Promoted to Captain in 1940,[1] Campbell served in World War II in the Arctic Convoys[2] commanding the destroyer HMS Milne from 1942 to 1944[1] and then becoming Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence.[3] He was appointed Flag Officer Liaison for the Middle East in 1950[4] and Flag Officer Flotillas in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1952.[5] He then became Flag Officer Commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1953[6] and Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station in 1954[7] before retiring in 1956.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • The Kola Run. A record of Arctic convoys, 1941-1945 by Admiral Sir Ian Campbell and Captain Donald MacIntyre


  1. ^ a b c U-boat.net
  2. ^ The Arctic Convoys Imperial War Museum
  3. ^ British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1951
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1953
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1954
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1955
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry McCall
Commander-in-Chief, Reserve Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir John Eaton
Preceded by
Sir Peveril William-Powlett
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Robson