|Sir Theodore Hallett|
|Born||10 January 1878
Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire
|Died||16 December 1956 (aged 78)|
|Years of service||1894 – 1933
1939 – 1945
|Commands held||HMS Blonde
Coast of Scotland
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Hallett joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1894. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December 1899, and on 15 February 1900 was lent to HMS Edgar for duty on voyage to Hong Kong, where he was appointed to serve in the HMS Phoenix, recommissioned for the China station.
He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord in 1922, Captain of the Fleet for the Mediterranean Fleet in 1924 and Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland in 1929. He was then appointed Aide-de-Camp to the King and retired in 1933.
He was recalled in World War II to serve as a beachmaster for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, as a member of the expeditionary force to Narvik in Norway in 1942 and then as Director of Training for the Commandos.
- The Dreadnought Project: Theodore Hallett
|Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland