Chief of Naval Personnel

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Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty (1917-1964)
Navy Department, Naval Personnel Department (1964-1995)
AbbreviationCNP
Member ofBoard of Admiralty
Defence Council
Admiralty Board
Navy Board
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 3–4 years)
Formation1917-1995
First holderAdmiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss,

The Chief of Naval Personnel was a former senior Royal Navy appointment created in 1917 as an additional role and responsibility for the office of Second Sea Lord as a member of the Board of Admiralty,[1] the title was held jointly with that of 2SL until it was abolished in 1995

History

The Chief of Naval Personnel was a former senior Royal Navy appointment created in 1917 as an additional role and responsibility for the office of Second Sea Lord the title was held jointly with that of 2SL. The office holder controlled and directed the Naval Personnel Department of the Navy Department. The office existed until 1995.

Office Holders

  1. Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, 1917
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir Herbert Heath, 1917–1919
  3. Admiral Sir Montague Browning, 1919–1920
  4. Admiral Sir Henry Oliver, 1920–1924
  5. Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 1924–1925
  6. Vice-Admiral Sir Hubert Brand, 1925–1927
  7. Admiral Sir Michael Hodges, 1927–1930
  8. Admiral Sir Cyril Fuller, 1930–1932
  9. Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, 1932–1935
  10. Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith, 1935–1938
  11. Admiral Sir Charles Little, 1938–1941
  12. Admiral Sir William Whitworth, 1941–1944
  13. Admiral Sir Algernon Willis, 1944–1946
  14. Admiral Sir Arthur Power, 1946–1948
  15. Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt, 1948–1950
  16. Admiral Sir Alexander Madden, 1950–1953
  17. Admiral Sir Guy Russell, 1953–1955
  18. Admiral Sir Charles Lambe, 1955–1957
  19. Vice-Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin, 1957–1959
  20. Admiral Sir St John Tyrwhitt, 1959–1961
  21. Admiral Sir Royston Wright, 1961–1965
  22. Admiral Sir Desmond Dreyer, 1965–1967
  23. Admiral Sir Peter Hill-Norton, 1967
  24. Admiral Sir Frank Twiss, 1967–1970
  25. Vice-Admiral Sir Andrew Lewis, 1970–1971
  26. Admiral Sir Derek Empson, 1971–1974
  27. Admiral Sir David Williams, 1974–1977
  28. Admiral Sir Gordon Tait, 1977–1979
  29. Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, 1979–1982
  30. Admiral Sir Simon Cassels, 1982–1986
  31. Admiral Sir Richard Fitch, 1986–1988
  32. Admiral Sir Brian Brown, 1988–1991
  33. Admiral Sir Michael Livesay, 1991–1992
  34. Admiral Sir Michael Layard, 1992–1995

Naval Assistants to the Chief of Naval Personnel

  1. Captain Henry T. Buller, 1917 – April, 1918
  2. Captain The Hon. Herbert Meade, April, 1918 – April, 1919
  3. Captain Alexander Lowndes, 30 March, 1919 – 30 September, 1920
  4. Captain Arthur J. Davies, 30 September, 1920 – 18 August, 1922
  5. Captain Theodore J. Hallett, 18 August, 1922
  6. Captain Arthur E. F. Bedford, 20 August, 1924 – 1 July, 1926
  7. Captain John G. Crace, ? – 16 August, 1939
  8. Captain G. Frederick B. Edward-Collins, 29 March, 1932 – 6 January, 1935
  9. Captain Claud B. Barry, 16 August, 1939 – 11 October, 1940
  10. Captain M F Parry, 1974 - [2]

References

  1. Commons, House of. "BOARD OF ADMIRALTY. (Hansard, 17 February 1942)". api.parliament.uk. London, England: Hansard. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. CCYB 1974. p,124.

Sources

  • Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 February 1974). The 8th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. ISBN 0116302143.