Richard Trowbridge was born in 1920 and was educated at Andover Grammar School.
At a very young age the future Sir Richard joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman in 1935.
He was promoted to Commissioned sub-Lieutenant in 1940 and Commander in 1953.
Sir Richard commanded the destroyer Carysfort from 1956 to 1958, and HMS Bermuda from 1958 to 1959. He was executive officer of HMS Excellent from 1959 to 1960, and promoted to Captain in 1960.
Sir Richard was in charge of the Fishery Protection Squadron from 1962 to 1964 and the HMS Hampshire from 1967 to 1969. Promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral followed in 1970, as well as his appointment as Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen and flag officer of the Royal Yachts from 1970 until 1975.
He was appointed Governor in 1980. After retiring three years later, he returned to the United Kingdom to live in Portsmouth.
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