Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board

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Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board
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Formation1905
Abolished?
SuccessionPresident of the Admiralty Interview Board

The Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board (FOAIB was a senior Royal Navy flag officer appointment established in 1905. The office holder was responsible for the administration of the Admiralty Interview Board which is still active today.

History

The Admiralty Interview Board is an assessment centre, founded by Admiral Sir John Fisher in 1905,[1] that is still used today by the HM Naval service as part of the officerselection process for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve, and Royal Fleet Auxiliary. It is an equivalent of the Army Officer Selection Board and the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre of the Royal Air Force. The board is based at HMS Sultan in Gosport, Hampshire within a self-contained compound.

Office Holders

Incomplete list of post holders included:

  1. Rear-Admiral William) Geoffrey Arthur Robson, 1950-1951, (as President Admiralty Interview Board).[2]
  2. Rear-Admiral Douglas Henry Everett, 1951-1952, (as President Admiralty Interview Board).[3]
  3. Rear-Admiral Leslie Newton Brownfield, 1952-1954, (as President Admiralty Interview Board).[4]
  4. Rear-Admiral Erroll Norman Sinclair, 1953-1954. (as President Second Admiralty Interview Board).[5]
  5. Rear-Admiral Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, 1955-1956, (as Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board).[6]
  6. Rear-Admiral Michael Southcote Townsend, 1956-1958.[7]
  7. Rear-Admiral John Yelverton Thompson, 1958, (as Rear-Admiral Admiralty Interview Boards).[8]
  8. Rear-Admiral Morrice Alexander Mullen, 1961-1964.[9]
  9. Rear-Admiral Charles Kerr Thorneycroft Wheen, 1964-1966.[10]
  10. Rear-Admiral Peter William Beckwith Ashmore, 1966-1967.[11]
  11. Rear-Admiral George Cunningham Leslie, 1967-1968.[12]
  12. Rear-Admiral Courtney Anderson, 1969-1971.
  13. Rear-Admiral Ian Easton, 1971-1972.[13]
  14. Vice-Admiral, Ian Easton, 1972-1973.[14]
  15. Rear-Admiral Arthur Brooke Webb, 1973-1975.[15]
  16. Rear-Admiral (E), Kenneth Gordon Ager, 1975-1977.[16]
  17. Rear-Admiral Thomas Henry Bradbury. 1977-1979.[17]
  18. Rear-Admiral William Angus Waddell, 1979-1981.[18]
  19. Rear-Admiral John Richard Hill, 1981-1983.[19]

References

  1. Blackman, Jeremy. (May 2005). The Admiralty Interview Board - Changes to the Admiralty Interview Board. The Naval Review. Vol 93. Issue 2. p.169.
  2. "Robson, Vice-Adm. Sir (William) Geoffrey (Arthur), (10 March 1902–25 Dec. 1989), Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey, 1958–64". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u168638. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. "Everett, Rear-Adm. Douglas Henry, (16 June 1900–26 Aug. 1986)". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u164005. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. "Brownfield, Vice-Adm. Leslie Newton, (29 Dec. 1901–28 July 1968)". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u48489. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  5. "Sinclair, Rear-Adm. Erroll Norman, (6 March 1909–29 Oct. 1993), retired". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u175461. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. "Jellicoe, Rear-Adm. Christopher Theodore, (20 June 1903–15 April 1977)". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u156116. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  7. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - T". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes.
  8. "Thompson, Rear-Adm. John Yelverton, (25 May 1909–27 March 1998), retired 1961". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u182334. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  9. "McMullen, Rear-Admiral Morrice Alexander, (16 Feb. 1909–18 March 1990), Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board, HMS Sultan, Gosport, 1961–64, retired; Director, Civil Defence for London, 1965–68". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u167087. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  10. "Wheen, Rear-Adm. Charles Kerr Thorneycroft, (28 Sept. 1912–4 Oct. 1989)". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u170320. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  11. "Ashmore, Vice-Adm. Sir Peter (William Beckwith), (4 Feb. 1921–31 July 2002), Extra Equerry to the Queen, since 1952". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u5848. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  12. "Leslie, Rear-Adm. George Cunningham, (27 Oct. 1920–14 Nov. 1988), Domestic Bursar and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 1970–88, retired". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u166337. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  13. "Easton, Admiral Sir Ian, (27 Nov. 1917–14 June 1989), Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 1976–77; retired 1978". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u163810. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  14. WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020)
  15. "Webb, Rear-Adm. Arthur Brooke, (13 June 1918–25 Sept. 2008), Flag Officer, Admiralty Interview Board, 1973–75". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2016. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u39145. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  16. "Ager, Rear-Adm. Kenneth Gordon, (22 May 1920–20 May 1998), retired Royal Navy, 1977". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u176475. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  17. "Bradbury, Rear-Adm. Thomas Henry, (born 4 Dec. 1922)". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u8440. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  18. "Waddell, Rear-Adm. William Angus". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 23 April 2020. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u38412. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  19. "Hill, Rear-Adm. John Richard, (25 March 1929–25 March 2017), naval historian and analyst". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u20167. Retrieved 19 September 2020.