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Sir James Eberle
Born 31 May 1927(1927-05-31) (age 94)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Years of service 1941 - 1982
Rank Admiral
Commands held Fleet
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir James Henry Fuller Eberle GCB (born 31 May 1927) was Commander-in-Chief Fleet.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Educated at Clifton College[1] and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Eberle was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1941.[2] He served in World War II.[2]

He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1971 and was appointed Assistant Chief of Fleet Support the following year.[2] He became Flag Officer Sea Training in 1974, Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers and Amphibious Ships in 1975 and Chief of Fleet Support in 1977.[2] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1979 and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 1981; he retired in 1982.[2]

In retirement he became Director of the Royal Institute for International Affairs.[2] He was also Rear Admiral and then Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom and became Master of the Britannia Beagles hunt.[1]

Family[edit | edit source]

In 1950 he married Ann Patricia Thompson; they went on to have one son, Peter Eberle, and two daughters, Susan and Sarah Eberle.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Merchant Venturers
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Debrett's People of Today 1994
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Peter White
Chief of Fleet Support
Succeeded by
Sir William Pillar
Preceded by
Sir Henry Leach
Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir John Fieldhouse
Preceded by
Sir Richard Clayton
Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Succeeded by
Sir Desmond Cassidi
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Morton
Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Morton
Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt

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