Geoffrey Dalton

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Sir Geoffrey Dalton
Born 14 April 1931
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1949 - 1987
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Nubian
7th Frigate Squadron
School of Maritime Operations
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Thomas James Oliver Dalton KCB (born 14 April 1931) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

Naval career

Educated at Reigate Grammar School[1] and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Dalton joined the Royal Navy in 1949.[2] He was given command of the frigate HMS Nubian in 1969.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Jupiter as well as Captain of the 7th Frigate Squadron in 1977, Commander of the School of Maritime Operations in 1979 and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy) in 1981.[2] He went on to be Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1984 and retired in 1987.[2]

In retirement he became Secretary General of MENCAP[1] and, more recently, President of the D-Day and Normandy Fellowship.[3]


In 1957 he married Jane Hamilton Baynes; they have four sons.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Reigate Grammar School
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Debrett's People of Today 1994
  3. D-Day and Normandy Fellowship
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir David Hallifax
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Thomas