Administrative Planning Department

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Administrative Planning Department
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CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStaff (division)
Part ofAdmiralty Naval Staff
London, Great Britain
In CommandDirector Administrative Planning
FirstCaptain (S) N. E. Denning
LastCaptain (S) R. A. J. Owen

The Administrative Planning Department (A.P.D.) was a division of the Admiralty Naval Staff established in May, 1952 following a renaming of the earlier Plans Division (Q), it was in operation to 1959 when it was renamed the Administrative Planning Division. The division was administered by the Director Administrative Planning.


Established in May 1943 the division originally started out as a specialist section within the Plans Division.[1] Its responsibilities were primarily administrative and logistical planning it remained a distinct division of the naval staff until 1952 when its remit was changed and it was renamed the Administrative Planning Department. The new department then became part of the Fourth Sea Lords organisation. In December 1959 the departments name was changed to the Administrative Planning Division.[2]

Director of Administrative Planning


  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (June 1944). "Admiralty". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 2035.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (January 1960). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 916.