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George Zambellas

Military Person

Admiral Sir George Michael Zambellas, KCB, DSC is a British Royal Navy officer. He was Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces from June 2007 until September 2008 and is currently Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. He also holds the NATO role of Commander, Allied Maritime Command Northwood. His early years were spent in Rhodesia, before coming to England to attend Stowe School and Southampton University to study aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He then worked in the aerospace industry. Zambellas joined the Royal Navy in 1980, qualifying as a helicopter pilot in 1982 and clocking up 1500 deck landings and 2000 flying hours in three tours. He served as the flight commander of HMS Rothesay flying the Wasp HAS Mk 1 before converting to the Lynx HAS Mk 3. He was trained for the naval staff at Greenwich in 1990, and then spent a short time as a corporate planner for the Royal Navy’s manpower and training division within the Ministry of Defence. Two years in command of HMS Cattistock in the Baltic and Mediterranean followed. His next appointment was ashore, as an aviation operations officer in the Fleet Headquarters at Northwood, before being promoted to command  ( Wikipedia article )

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