Sir Peter Abbott, British admiral, died at 73

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Admiral Sir Peter Charles Abbott, born on February 12, 1942 and died September 28, 2015, Sir Peter was a Royal Navy officer and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff.

Sir Peter was educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Sir Peter was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1964.

He commanded the minesweeper, HMS Chawton, from 1972 to 1975 and then joined the staff of the Senior Naval Officer in the West Indies.

Sir Peter became commanding officer of the frigate HMS Ambuscade in 1976, second-in-command of the aircraft carrier HMS Bulwark in 1980 and the Chief of Defence Staff’s briefer during the Falklands War in 1982.

He then became commanding officer of the frigate HMS Ajax as well as captain of the 1st Frigate Squadron in 1983.

Sir Peter became Director of Navy Plans in 1985 and, having been promoted to rear-admiral, he was appointed Flag Officer Second Flotilla in 1989.

He was made Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in 1991 and, having been promoted to vice-admiral, was appointed Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1993.

Sir Peter became Commander-in-Chief Fleet and, was promoted to admiral in 1995, he became Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in 1997.

In retirement, he was made Chairman of the Trustees of the Royal Naval Museum.

Sir Peter was also President of MSSC, governing charity of the Marine Society and the Sea Cadets. He died of cancer on 28 September 2015.

Sir Peter Abbott died at age 73 on September 28, 2015.