Trevor Soar

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Sir Trevor Soar
Adm. Sir Trevor Soar (2009).jpg
Admiral Sir Trevor Soar
Born (1957-03-21) 21 March 1957 (age 61)
Belper, Derbyshire
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service1975–
Commands heldHMS Ocelot
HMS Talent
HMS Chatham
HMS Invincible
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Trevor Alan Soar KCB OBE DL (born 21 March 1957) is a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy.

Early life[edit]

Soar was born in Belper, and was educated at Loughborough Grammar School. He joined the Royal Navy in 1975, attending BRNC Dartmouth.[1]

Naval career[edit]

He commanded the submarines HMS Ocelot from 1987 to 1990 and HMS Talent from 1991 to 1994. He went on to command the frigate HMS Chatham from 1997 to 1998 and the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible from 2002 to 2004. Trevor Soar was appointed Capability Manager (Precision Attack) in 2004 in the rank of rear admiral and was promoted to Chief of Materiel (Fleet), Defence Equipment & Support in the rank of vice admiral in 2007.[2]

On 17 October 2008, it was announced that he will be promoted to admiral and appointed as Commander-in-Chief Fleet and Allied Maritime Component Commander, Northwood.[3] He fully assumed the role (on promotion) on 10 June 2009.[4] He also held the honorary position of Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2012.[5]

Private military career[edit]

After leaving the military, Trevor Soar has worked for several private arms or security companies. In 2012, he took up roles with British Maritime Security, Vessel Protection Services and Babcock International.[6]


Personal life[edit]

In 1978 he married Anne Matlock. They have two sons (Gareth and David), who attended Denstone College. They live in Boylestone in Derbyshire. He is President of Royal Navy Rugby Union.


  1. ^ "Admiral Sir Trevor Soar takes up Navy fleet position". Portsmouth News. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 2008.
  3. ^ "Announcement of new First Sea Lord and Commander in Chief Fleet". News Distribution Service. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 6 November 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  4. ^ London Gazette Supplement 59100 dated 15 June 2009.
  5. ^ Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-408-11414-8
  6. ^ "Resources - Influence - Person - 241 - Trevor Soar". CAAT. 2015-09-14. Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  7. ^ "No. 58929". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 2.
  8. ^ "New Year honours list: Military". 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  9. ^ "Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh & Scottish Borders: Annual Review 2004". Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Amjad Hussain
(as Chief of Fleet Support)
Chief of Materiel Fleet
Succeeded by
Andrew Mathews
Preceded by
Sir Mark Stanhope
Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir George Zambellas
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Mark Stanhope
Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir George Zambellas