Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training)

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Office of the
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training)
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toSecond Sea Lord (1951-1959)
NominatorFirst Sea Lord
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty, (1944-1964)
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorDirector of Naval Training
First holderRear-Admiral Charles F.W. Norris
Final holderRear-Admiral Norman E. Denning
SuccessionDirector-General of Training

The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training) was a senior British Royal Navy appointment first created in 1951. The office holder was responsible for the command of Department of the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training). The office existed until May 1959 when the office holders title was renamed to Director-General of Training.[1]


The Department of Admiralty established a Naval Training Department in December, 1944 and appointed Rear-Admiral John Durnford as the first Director of Naval Training.[1] Three further officers then served as directors until 1951 when the office was renamed to Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training) at the same time the Naval Training Department was renamed to the Department of the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training).[1] In May 1959 this office was renamed as the Director-General of Training.[1]

Office Holders


  1. Rear-Admiral Charles F.W. Norris: 1951-July 1952
  2. Rear-Admiral Maxwell Richmond: July 1952-July 1954
  3. Rear-Admiral Benjamin Bryant: July 1954-February 1957
  4. Rear-Admiral R. Thomas Sandars: February 1957-August 1958
  5. Rear-Admiral Norman E. Denning: August 1958-May 1959


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mackie, Colin (January 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 44–45.