Jeremy de Halpert

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Sir Jeremy de Halpert
Born (1947-07-09) 9 July 1947 (age 69)
Lancashire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1966–2002
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Flag Officer Sea Training
HMS Campbeltown
HMS Apollo
HMS Sheraton
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 9 July 1947)[1] is a former senior Royal Navy officer who served as Naval Secretary from 1998 until his retirement in 2002.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at Canford School and the Britannia Royal Naval College, de Halpert was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in 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]

De Halpert was appointed Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer, Surface Training at Portsmouth in 1992,[3] 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 from military service in 2002.[2]

Civic career[edit]

In retirement Sir Jeremy was appointed Deputy Master[2] before becoming Executive Chairman of the Corporation of Trinity House,[4] the charitable body responsible for running lighthouses and maintaining navigation buoys around the United Kingdom, as well as other maritime matters.[5]

De Halpert is Prime Warden-elect of the Shipwrights' Company for 2016–17,[6] supporting Lord Mayor The Lord Mountevans, the first Shipwright since Sir Frank Alexander was Lord Mayor of London (1944–45).[7]


Of Scottish descent,[8] de Halpert is married to Jane née Fattorini (now styled Lady de Halpert).[9]


  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 Profile of Rear-Admiral Sir Jeremy de Halpert
  3. ^ "Portsmouth – Royal Navy". Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Corporation of Trinity House" (PDF). Horizon. 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2016. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ A week in the life of Rear-Admiral Sir Jeremy de Halpert, The Times, 4 May 2008
  6. ^ "The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights". Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sir Frank Samuel Alexander, 1st Baronet". The Peerage. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "St John Scotland". Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rear-Admiral Sir Jeremy Michael de Halpert". Retrieved 18 March 2016. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Fabian Malbon
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Mark Kerr
Civic offices
Preceded by
Deputy Doug Barrow
Prime Warden Shipwright
2016 – present