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Paul Haddacks

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Sir Paul Haddacks
28th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
17 October 2005 – 1 April 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Ian Macfadyen
Succeeded by Adam Wood
Personal details
Born Paul Kenneth Haddacks
(1946-10-27) 27 October 1946 (age 70)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Penny, Lady Haddacks[1]
Children 1 son[1]
Residence Chichester, West Sussex, England[2]
Alma mater Britannia Royal Naval College
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1964–2004
Rank Vice Admiral
Unit Eastern Fleet
Commands HMS Scimitar
HMS Cleopatra
HMS Naiad
HMS Intrepid

Vice Admiral Sir Paul Kenneth Haddacks, KCB (born 27 October 1946) is a retired senior officer of the Royal Navy who served as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 2005 to 2011.

Early life

Haddacks was born on born 27 October 1946. He was educated at Kingswood School, in Bath.

Military career

Having attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Haddacks join the Royal Navy in 1964 and specialised in navigation.[1] He commanded successively the frigates HMS Cleopatra and HMS Naiad.[1] He went on to be Assistant Director of Navy Plans in the Ministry of Defence and was later given command of the assault ship HMS Intrepid.[1] He became Senior Naval Officer Middle East and commander of UK maritime forces during Operation Desert Shield in 1990, Assistant Chief of Staff Policy and Requirements Division at SHAPE in 1994 and UK Military Representative to NATO in 1997.[1] He was appointed Director of the International Military Staff at NATO in 2001 and retired in 2004.[1]

Later life

Haddacks was the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 17 October 2005 until 1 April 2011.[3]

Honours and decorations

In the 2000 New Year Honours, Haddacks was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB).[4]

He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Isle of Man Army Cadet Force on 1 November 2005.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g NATO Biography
  2. ^ The Governor
  3. ^ "Island says farewell to governor". Manx Radio. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "(Supplement) no. 55710". The London Gazette. 31 December 1999. p. 2. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 57845". The London Gazette. 20 December 2005. p. 16383. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Cheshire
UK Military Representative to NATO
Succeeded by
Sir Michael Willcocks
Government offices
Preceded by
Michael Kerruish
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Adam Wood