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Admiral Sir Cecil Lambert


Cecil Foley                      b: 28 May 1864                      r: 5 Dec 1921                      d: 29 Feb 1928

KCB - 5 Jun 1920, RD2 - xx xxx 1917, RS2 - 2 Nov 1917, R,GC - xx xxx 1918, LoH, C - xx xxx 1918

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

(RN): - Midín: xx xxx xxxx, Lt: 1 Jan 1888, Cdr: 31 Dec 1900,  Capt: 30 Jun 1905, Cdre 2nd: 1 Dec 1913?, R-Adm: xx Apr 1917, V-Adm: 5 Jun 1921, Adm (Ret'd): 1 Mar 1926

(RAF): - xx xxx 1919

xx xxx 1877:          Cadet, Royal Navy

xx xxx xxxx:          Officer Commanding, HMS Lapwing (1899)

xx Dec 1901:          Officer Commanding, HMS Panther

xx xxx xxxx:          Officer Commanding, HMS Hibernia (Channel Fleet - 1908)

24 Mar 1909:          Officer Commanding, HMS Argyll

 1 Dec 1913:          Fourth Sea Lord

 1 Dec 1913:           Appointed Commissioner for the Lord High Admiral of the UK

xx xxx 1917:          Flag Officer, 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet

xx Feb 1918:          Rear Admiral Commanding, Aegean Squadron

xx Sep 1918:          

13 Jan 1919:             Director of Personnel  

 5 Dec 1921:            Placed on Retired List at his own request to facilitate the promotion of younger officers.

He was seconded to the Air Ministry in 1919 to act as Director of Personnel.  At some point in 1920, he was made an additional member of the Air Council

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