The Papers of Commander Sir Allan Noble, 1909 - 1980
- 1909 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access
With the exception of one audio-visual item (NBLE 2/6) for which there is currently no access copy, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Biographical / Historical
Commander Sir Allan Noble (1908-) was the only son of Admiral Sir Percy Noble by his first marriage. He joined the Navy in 1926 and was ADC to the Viceroy of India (Lord Linlithgow) 1936-38. He then commanded a number of destroyers in which he served with distinction in World War II and was awarded a DSO and a DSC. He retired from the Navy in 1946 and entered Parliament as MP (Cons) for Chelsea, a seat which he held from 1945-59. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mr. Anthony Eden 1947-51 and Parliamentary and Financial Secretary, Admiralty 1951-56. His next appointments were Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations 1955-56 and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs 1956-59. In 1961 he was appointed Special Ambassador, Ivory Coast. He also held prominent business appointments and devoted much effort to educational and charitable causes. In 1956 he was appointed a Privy Counsellor. He died in 1982.
Language of Materials
Noble, Sir Allan Herbert Percy, 1908-1982, Knight, Commander RN, politician
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