Officer in and eventual Controller of the Royal Navy. During World War II, he survived the German assault on the SS Britannia.
His career with the Royal Navy began in the mid-1930s and lasted until 1975.
He held a multitude of positions throughout his career, including Naval Secretary, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff, and Second in Command of the Far East Fleet.
He had three children with his wife Rosemary Hickling.
Albert Hastings also served as an officer in the Royal Navy.