Allan Noble

Allan Noble

Sir Allan Herbert Percy Noble, DSO, DSC (1908 – 1982) was an English naval commander, politician, and diplomat.


Noble was the only son of Admiral Sir Percy Noble. He joined the Royal Navy in 1926 and was a destroyer commander during World War II, earning a DSO and a DSC. He retired from the Navy in 1946 and entered Parliament as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Chelsea. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Anthony Eden from 1947 to 1951 . His next appointments included Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations from 1955 to 1956 and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1956 to 1959. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1956. In 1961 he became Special Ambassador to the Ivory Coast. He died in 1982.


* [ Bio of Noble on Cambridge University site]

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