George Vallings

Vice Admiral Sir George Montague Francis Vallings KCB (31 May 1932 – 25 December 2007) was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Sir George Vallings
Born(1932-05-31)31 May 1932
Nairobi, Kenya
Died25 December 2007(2007-12-25) (aged 75)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1950 - 1987
RankVice admiral
Commands heldHMS Defender
HMS Apollo
2nd Frigate Squadron
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Battles/warsKorean War
Suez Crisis
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Educated at Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Vallings joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1950 and took part in the Korean War.[1][2] He also saw action in the Suez Crisis in 1956.[1] He was then given command of the destroyer Defender in 1967 and became executive officer of the destroyer Bristol in 1970.[2] He was made naval attaché at the British High Commission in Canberra in 1975, commanding officer of HMS Apollo as well as captain of the 2nd Frigate Squadron in 1977 and Director of Naval Operations and Trade under the Naval Staff at the Ministry of Defence from March 1978 to May 1980.[1] He went on to be Commodore on the River Clyde in 1980 and then Flag Officer Gibraltar in 1982.[2] He was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1985 before retiring in 1987.[3][4]

In retirement he became Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.[2]


In 1964 he married Tessa Julia Cousins; they had three sons.[2]


  1. Obituary: Vice Admiral Sir George Vallings Daily Telegraph, 10 March 2008
  2. Obituary: Vice Admiral Sir George Vallings The Times, 19 January 2009
  3. Listing compiled by historian Colin Mackie Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Vallings, Rear-Adm. Sir George (Montague Francis)". Who's Who. 2016 (November 2015 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Hunt
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Sir Jock Slater
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