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Sir Trevor Soar – Chairman

Admiral Sir Trevor Alan Soar KCB OBE is a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy and current Chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.  Sir Trevor was born in Belper and was educated at Loughborough Grammar School. He joined the Royal Navy in 1975, attending BRNC Dartmouth.

Sir Trevor commanded the submarines HMS OCELOT from 1987 to 1990 and HMS TALENT from 1991 to 1994. He went on to command the frigate HMS CHATHAM from 1997 to 1998 and the aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE from 2002 to 2004. Sir Trevor was appointed Capability Manager in 2004 in the rank of Rear Admiral and was promoted to Chief of Materiel (Fleet), Defence Equipment & Support in the rank of Vice Admiral in 2007.  On 17 October 2008, it was announced that he will be promoted to Admiral and appointed as Commander-in-Chief Fleet and Allied Maritime Component Commander, Northwood.

Sir Trevor became Chairman of Trustees at Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust on 26 May 2016.

Portrait of Vice Admiral Trevor Soar & group photo with office staff.

  • Admiral Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE DL
  • Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD
  • Mr Tony Corbett
  • Mr Paul Hudson
  • Mr Paul Jackson OBE
  • Councillor Rodney Chambers OBE JP
  • Ms Sarah Roots
  • Mr Pommy Sarwal
  • Duncan Wilson OBE
  • Professor Bob Allison CBE
  • Deirdre Wells OBE
Members of the Trust:

The Rt Hon the Secretary of State for Defence
The Rt Hon the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Mr John Spence OBE DL

Subsidiary Companies:

Chatham Historic Dockyard (Trading) Limited
Master Ropemakers (Trading) Limited
Historic Dockyard Property Limited
Historic Dockyard Property (2005) Limited

Our Community

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is more than a museum and visitor attraction, it is also a great place to live and work.

There is a thriving business community with over 120 small businesses based here including design companies, management companies, solicitors, accountants, ship builders, sign writers and traditional craft businesses. Over 400 people also live within The Historic Dockyard’s walls – in properties that range from historic residences, large and small, to modern new homes.