1980 – 1983
Richard Trowbridge was born on 21 January 1920 and was educated at Andover Grammar School in the United Kingdom.
At a very young age, the future Sir Richard joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman in 1935. He was the first officer to rise from Boy Seaman to Captain of the Queen’s yacht HMY Brittania. He had married Anne Mildred Perceval in 1955 and they had two sons.
He was appointed Governor on 25 November 1980 and was the last Briton to serve as Governor of Western Australia.
After retiring on 24 November 1983, he and Lady Trowbridge returned to the United Kingdom to live in Portsmouth. Sir Richard died on 4 May 2003.