Richard Gimblett was
the command historian of the Royal Canadian Navy (2006-18). As an officer
in the navy (1975-2001) he served in ships of various classes on both coasts.
Following an appointment as combat officer of HMCS Protecteur for operations in
the Persian Gulf in 1991, he co-authored the official account of that conflict.
He edited a pair of commemorative volumes to mark the navy’s centennial in
2010, and is a contributor to the multi-volume official history of the RCN. He
lives in Port Hope, Ontario, and is a past president of the Canadian Nautical
Articles by Richard Gimblett