|Sir George Swabey|
|Born||22 January 1881|
|Died||9 February 1952|
|Place of birth||Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire|
|Place of death||Chichester, Sussex|
|Years of service||
|Commands held||New Zealand Division|
World War I|
World War II
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
He served in World War I as a Naval Observation Officer on the battleship HMS Lord Nelson, earning the DSO during operations at Gallipoli, before becoming Executive Officer of that ship. He was appointed Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance in 1921, Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1924 and Commodore Commanding the New Zealand Division in 1926 before retiring in 1929. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral while on the retired list in January 1935.
Swabey was recalled in September 1939 at the start of World War II and served as a Commodore of Convoys from 1940, Vice-Admiral in Charge at Portland from 1942 (in which capacity he was involved in planning and implementing the Normandy landings for US forces) and Naval Officer in Charge at Leith from 1944 before retring again in 1945.
In 1920 he married Lois Ridley.
|Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division|
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