Director of the Air Division

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Office of the
Director of the Air Division
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Department of Admiralty
Member ofAdmiralty Naval Staff
Reports toAssistant Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorChief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
FormationFebruary, 1924
First holderCaptain Thomas F.P.Calvert.
Final holderCaptain Cecil P.Talbot.
AbolishedDecember, 1928

The Director of the Air Division was a British Royal Navy appointment from February, 1924 to December, 1928. The office holder was responsible for the management of the Air Division of the Admiralty Naval Staff, In December, 1928 the office was renamed to the Director of the Naval Air Division


The office was created in February, 1924 and the first incumbent was Captain Thomas F.P.Calvert. The office existed until December, 1928 when it was renamed the the Director of the Naval Air Division as head of the new Naval Air Division.[1]

Office Holders

  • Captain Thomas F.P.Calvert: February 1924 – September 1926.[2]
  • Captain Cecil P.Talbot: September 1926 – December 1928.[3]


  1. Mackie, Colin. "Senior Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). Gulabin. Colin Mackie, p.41, April 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. Mackie. p.41.
  3. Mackie. p.41.