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James Weatherall : biography

28 February 1936 -

Vice-Admiral Sir James Lamb Weatherall KCVO, KBE (born 28 February 1936) is a former Royal Navy officer who was Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps from 1992 to 2001.

Naval career

Educated at Gordonstoun School and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Weatherall joined the Royal Navy in 1954.Debrett's People of Today 1994 He was given command of the frigate HMS Andromeda in 1982, serving with her in the Falklands War, and took command of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in 1985. He joined the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe in 1987 and then became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1989 before retiring in 1991.

In retirement he became Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps and a Trustee of the UK arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature.


In 1962 he married Jean Stewart; they have two sons and three daughters.

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