Naval Training Department

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Naval Training Department
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Department overview
Superseding department
JurisdictionFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon, England
Department executive
Parent DepartmentOffice of the Second Sea Lord

The Naval Training Department [1] was first established in December 1944 as a subsidiary within the Department of Admiralty.


The Admiralty established the Naval Training Department in December, 1944 and appointed Rear-Admiral John Durnford as the first Director of Naval Training who held the position until August, 1947.[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 1955 this office was reestablished as a subordinate post to the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (Training) but was then held by an officer of the rank of Captain.[1] The original flag rank office continued under different names until 2004 when it was known as the Flag Officer, Training and Recruitment.[1]

Head of Department

Director of Naval Training


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). C. Mackie, February 2020. pp.44-45. Retrieved 17 February 2020.