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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Sir Charles Morton Forbes

Sir Charles Morton Forbes

British Royal Navy

Various, including Admiral of the Fleet


Years of Service:

1914 - 1943

Forbes served in the First World War as Executive Officer on HMS Queen Elizabeth; Flag Commander on HMS Iron Duke; Flag Commander on HMS Revenge; and Commander of HMS Galatea. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1916. In World War II, Forbes served as Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1940 and advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. His portrait is in the Britannia Royal Naval College.

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