Directorate of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy

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Directorate of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy
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Active(1965-1968)
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeDirectorate
Part ofNavy Department (Naval Staff)
(1965—1968)
Garrison/HQAdmiralty, then MOD
Whitehall
London, Great Britain

The Directorate Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy evolved from the earlier Tactical Division. It was part of the Navy Department, Naval Staff of the Ministry of Defence formed in 1965 it operated until 1968 before being abolished. The directorate was administered by the Director of Naval Tactical Weapons Policy.[1]

History

In 1920 reorganization of the Admiralty Naval Staff led to the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff becoming responsible for tactical policy and including ships and weapons development this led to the creation of a Tactical Section which he superintended. In 1925 the section was elevated to staff division of the Admiralty Naval Staff.[2] and continued to function until 1939 at the beginning of World War Two when it was abolished.[3] The division was reformed under a new name the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division in 1958. It survived the merger of the Department of Admiralty into the Ministry of Defence in April 1964 until 1965 when it was renamed as the Directorate Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy but now it was part of the Navy Department, Naval Staff.[4] The directorate continued to operate until 1968 when it was abolished.[5]

Director of Naval Tactical Weapons Policy

  1. Captain Ian Easton: December 1965-1968.[6]

Citations

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (February 1968). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 526.
  2. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  3. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  4. Government, HM (8 June 1968). "Supplement to the London Gazette: Ministry of Defence (Navy Department)" (PDF). www.thegazette.co.uk. The London Gazette. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. p. 32. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. Mackie. p.32.

Sources

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (February 1968). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office.
  2. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320789.
  3. Government, HM (1968). "Supplement to the London Gazette: Ministry of Defence (Navy Department)" (PDF). www.thegazette.co.uk. The London Gazette.
  4. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie.