Tactical and Weapons Policy Division

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Tactical and Weapons Policy Division
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Active(1958-1965)
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeDirectorate
Part ofAdmiralty Naval Staff
(1958—1965)
Garrison/HQAdmiralty, then MOD
Whitehall
London, Great Britain

The Tactical and Weapons Policy Division originally called the Tactical Division was a Naval Staff division of the British Department of Admiralty formed in 1958 it operated until 1939 before being abolished. The division was revived in 1958 and existed until 1965 when it was renamed the Directorate of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy. The division was administered by the Director of Tactical and Weapons Policy.

History

In 1925 the Tactical Section was elevated to staff division of the Admiralty Naval Staff called the Tactical Division.[1] In 1939 at the beginning of World War Two it was abolished.[2] In 1958 a new Tactical and Weapons Policy Division was established. It survived the merger of the Department of Admiralty into the Ministry of Defence in April 1964 until 1965 when its name was changed again to the Directorate of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy but now as part of the new Navy Department.[3] The directorate continued to operate until 1968 when it was abolished.[4]

In Command

Director of Tactical and Weapons Policy

Included:[5]

  1. Captain Maurice J. Ross: February 1958-September 1959
  2. Rear-Admiral Hugh C. Martell: September 1959-1962[6]
  3. Captain H. Richard B. Janvrin: March 1962-December 1963
  4. Captain Terence T. Lewin: December 1963-December 1965

References

  1. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  2. Friedman, Norman (2011). British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781848320789.
  3. 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.
  4. Mackie. p.32.
  5. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. p. 32. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. Sainsbury, A. B. (25 February 1999). "Obituary: Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Martell". The Independent. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

Bibliography

  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. Heathcoate, Tony A. (2002). British admirals of the fleet 1734-1995 : a biographical dictionary. Barnsley, England: Pen and Sword. ISBN 0850528356
  4. Government, HM (1968). "Supplement to the London Gazette: Ministry of Defence (Navy Department)" (PDF). www.thegazette.co.uk. The London Gazette.
  5. Mackie, Colin (January 2018). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie.
  6. Sainsbury, A. B. (25 February 1999). "Obituary: Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Martell". The Independent.