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1 The Papers of Admiral Sir Percy Noble
2 The Papers of Commander Sir Allan Noble
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The Noble Family Papers

Title The Papers of Commander Sir Allan Noble
Reference NBLE 2
Creator Noble, Sir Allan Herbert Percy, 1908-1982, Knight, Commander RN, politician
Covering Dates 1909–1980
Content and context

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.

Index Terms
Noble, Sir Allan Herbert Percy (1908-1982) Knight, Commander RN, politician
Churchill/NBLE 2 contains:
1 "Afloat and Ashore". Typed copy of autobiographical memoir by Commander Sir Allan Noble.
1 file.
2 Correspondence with Anthony Seldon of the London School of Economics about Seldon's theory on the Churchill Government of 1951-5. 1978–1980
3 Notes for lecture by Noble on leadership given in HMS King Alfred (RNVR Officers Training Establishment). 1943
4 Autobiographical sketch by Commander Noble. Also includes photographs, 1909-1948. 1909–1965
5 "Bombs at Bikini". The official report of Operation Crossroads, prepared under the direction of the Commander of Joint Task Force One.
1 volume.
6 Cinema films of the atomic weapons trials at Bikini. Also includes notes and a corrected copy of the commentary for film strips of "Operation Crossroads".
2 files.
Oct 1946

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