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Sir Derek Reffell
Born 6 October 1928
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Other work Governor of Gibraltar

Admiral Sir Derek Roy Reffell KCB (born 6 October 1928) is a former Governor of Gibraltar.

Naval career

Educated at Culford School,[1] Reffell entered the Royal Navy and progressed through the ranks: he commanded the frigate, HMS Sirius, from her launch in 1966.[2] He was appointed Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff for Policy in 1979.[3] He was promoted to Flag Officer Naval Air Command in 1982.[3] He became Third Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy in 1984 and Governor of Gibraltar in 1989.[3]


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Peter Terry
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Sir John Chapple


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