Chief of Naval Air Service

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Chief of Naval Air Service
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Member ofBoard of Admiralty
Reports toChief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral Sir Godfrey Paine
Formation1917-1918

The Chief of Naval Air Service (CNAS) was formerly one of the members of the Board of Admiralty created in 1917 following the establishment of the Admiralty Naval Staff. The office was held jointly with that of the Fifth Sea Lord until 1918 when it was abolished.

History

In 1917 the office of Chief of Naval Air Service was established as an additional joint title of the Fifth Sea Lord the office holder was made responsible for control and direction of all naval aviation.

Office holders

Included:[1]

Additional Notes

With the transfer of naval aviation to the Royal Air Force in 1918, this appointment lapsed and was not revived again under a slightly altered name until 1938.

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Fifth Sea Lord - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell,3 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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