Roy Newman

Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Thomas Newman, KCB, DL (born 8 September 1936) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Plymouth.

Sir Roy Newman
Born (1936-09-08) 8 September 1936
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1954–1996
Commands heldFlag Officer, Plymouth
7th Frigate Squadron
HMS Cleopatra
HMS Dolphin
HMS Naiad
Battles/warsGulf War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Barnet, Newman joined the Royal Navy in 1954.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Naiad before taking over the submarine school HMS Dolphin in 1981.[1] He became the Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Cleopatra as well as Captain of the 7th Frigate Squadron and was involved in the evacuation of British troops from Lebanon in 1984.[1] He was appointed Director of Naval Warfare at the Ministry of Defence in 1986, Flag Officer Sea Training in 1988 and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1990.[1] After serving as Naval Deputy to the Joint Commander for Operation Granby in 1991, he was appointed Flag Officer, Plymouth and Admiral Superintendent at Devonport in 1992,[1] before retiring in 1996.[2]

In retirement Newman became Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.[3]


  1. Debrett's People of Today 1994
  2. "No. 54389". The London Gazette. 3 May 1996. p. 6353.
  3. Burke's Peerage
Military offices
Preceded by
John Coward
Flag Officer Sea Training
Succeeded by
Bruce Richardson
New office Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Biggs
Preceded by
Sir Alan Grose
Flag Officer, Plymouth
Post disbanded
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