Geoffrey Thornton Lambert, RN

Born  11 Oct 1903

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15 Dec 1924 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1926 Lt.
15 Dec 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1941 Cdr.
30 Jun 1948 Capt.

Retired: 8 Jul 1957


1 Jul 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
13 Nov 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey Thornton Lambert, RN

HMS Foresight (H 68)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer5 Jan 193814 Jan 1941

Career information

Lambert was the Senior RN Beach Party Commander for the Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee) on 19 August 1942. He landed on White Beach at approx. 0522 hours with the first wave of RHLI with his RN Beach Party Commandos HQ. He was captured after the battle and spent the rest of the war as a PoW, initially at Orlaf VIIB and than Marlag O. He took part in and survived the 'Death March' from 7 April until he was liberated 3 May 1945. He was awarded his DSC for his actions during the Dieppe Raid when organising the withdraw under extremely heavy enemy fire.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Foresight (H 68)

27 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0400 hours, HMS Foresight (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Lambert, RN), departed Scapa Flow to make rendez-vous with HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN) that was escorting two ships from Rosyth to Scapa Flow. (1)


  1. ADM 199/376

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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