Directorate of Naval Security

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Directorate of Naval Security
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Directorate overview
Formed1973
Preceding Directorate
Dissolved1996
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Directorate executive
  • Director of Naval Security
Parent departmentNavy Department (Naval Staff)

The Directorate of Naval Security [1] was a directorate of the British Navy Department (Naval Staff) created in 1973 and lasted until 1996. It was responsible for all naval security matters in the relation to the Royal Navy. It was administered by the Director of Naval Security.

History

On 2 August 1961 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Carrington set up a Department of Naval Security as part of the Admiralty Naval Staff.[2] Colonel J. L. A. Macafee, Royal Marines, was appointed as the first Director of the new Department.[3] In 1973 Department of Naval Security was renamed the Directorate of Naval Security but now part of the Navy Department (Naval Staff). This directorate was controlled and supervised by the Director of Naval Security. In 1997 this directorate was renamed to the Directorate of Naval Security and Integrated Contingency Planning

In Command

Director of Naval Security

  1. Major General Patrick Richard Kay, CB, MBE, RM. (retd), 1973-1981.[4]
  2. Rear-Admiral William Duncan Lang. CB. RN. (retd), 1981-1987.
  3. Colonel Thomas Seccombe CBE, RM. (retd), 1988-1990.[5]

References

  1. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 February 1974). The 8th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. p. 108. ISBN 0116302143
  2. "Naval Security - Hansard - Volume 234". hansard.parliament.uk. House of Commons, Hansard. 2 August 1961. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  3. House of Commons, Hansard.
  4. Smith. G.H. Editor, Civil Service Department. (1 February 1974). The 8th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. p. 108. ISBN 0116302143
  5. Cabinet Office: (1990). Executive Editor: Stevens. Lois. The 24th Civil Service Year Book, London. H.M.S.O. p. 130. ISBN 0114300372