Kennedy Trevaskis

Sir Gerald Kennedy Nicholas Trevaskis, KCMG, OBE (1 January 1915 – 14 March 1990), known as Sir Kennedy Trevaskis, was a British colonial official and army officer. He served as High Commissioner of Aden from 1963 to 1965.[1][2]

Trevaskis saw active service during the Second World War as a soldier and then officer in the Northern Rhodesia Regiment. In August 1940, he was captured by the Italian forces while serving in British Somaliland, becoming a prisoner of war (POW). Having been released in 1941, he spent the rest of the war serving with the British Military Administration of Eritrea.[1]

On 10 December 1963, Trevaskis came under attack from the Yemeni National Liberation Front (NLF). A grenade was thrown at his group at Khormaksar Airport: he was among the wounded and two others were killed. This attack triggered the Aden Emergency.[1][3]


  1. Anthony d'Avray, 'Trevaskis, Sir (Gerald) Kennedy Nicholas (1915–1990)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 1 Oct 2017
  2. 'TREVASKIS, Sir (Gerald) Kennedy (Nicholas)', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014; online edn, April 2014 accessed 1 Oct 2017
  3. Luscombe, Stephen. "Sir Gerald Kennedy Nicholas Trevaskis". The British Empire. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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