Lieutenant Commander Keith Robin Hoare, (26 September 1890 – 6 February 1959) was a Royal Navy officer and a recipient of the Albert Medal, a high level decoration of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth awarded for gallantry in saving life. Hoare was awarded the Albert Medal in 1918 for his actions in removing depth charges from HM Motor Launch 356 after its engine room exploded, despite the flames, thus preventing a further explosion. With the establishment of the George Cross in 1940, the Albert Medal was discontinued.
Robin Hoare was born the son of Charles Arthur Richard Hoare, Senior Partner of C. Hoare & Co, bankers, and Beatrice Holme Sumner on 26 September 1890. The family lived on the Isle of Wight but in 1892 moved to Hamble in Hampshire. He was educated at Northwood Park School on the Isle of Wight and Loretto School near Edinburgh. In his youth, he was a regular visitor to the Training Ship Mercury which from 1908 was managed by his mother and his step