Admiral Sir George Robert Lambert Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.
Born the son of Captain Robert Lambert Registered Nurse, Lambert joined the Royal Navy in 1809.
Promoted to Captain in 1825, he commanded HMS Alligator, HMS Endymion, HMS Imaum and then HMS Fox. In 1852, in HMS Fox, he was dispatched to Burma to deal with some infringements of the Treaty of Yandabo. Lambert, described by Lord Dalhousie, Governor-General of India, in a private letter as the "combustible commodore", eventually provoked a naval confrontation in extremely questionable circumstances by blockading the port of Rangoon and thus started the Second Anglo-Burmese War which ended in the British annexing the province of Pegu and renaming it Lower Burma.
He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1863 and retired in 1864.