Frank Herbert in Dubai 1952
Gin and Tonics with the Queen of England!
Frank Herbert grew up in Gloucesteshire, England and went to Marling School in Stroud. He became a Brewer's Clerk, married in 1938 then joined the British Army at the start of the Second World War.
At the end of World War 2, he joined the Palestine Police Force. In 1952 he left the Palestine Police Force and moved to Dubai where he worked for the National Bank of Dubai. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, then Ruler of Dubai, established the National Bank of Dubai in the early 1950s to counteract the predomininace of foreign banks in Dubai at that time. Frank progressed in the National Bank of Dubai until he held a senior position such that he received an invitation to a Reception given by Queen Elizabeth the Second on board HMY Yacht Britannia during the Queen's State Visit to Dubai in 1979.
Frank Herbert sadly died in 1994 but his family has provided a copy of Frank's Invitation to the Queen's Reception and a letter to his wife giving an account of his visit to HMY Britannia in 1979 at Dubai's Port Rashid.
Frank Herbert's Family is compiling a Family Tree. They will be pleased to hear from anyone who knew Frank either in Dubai or elsewhere. Messages can be forwarded via HERE. ”