Trade and Operations Division

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Trade and Operations Division
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CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStaff Division
Part ofNaval Staff
London, Great Britain

The Trade and Operations Division (T.O.D.) was a division of the Admiralty Naval Staff created in 1961 following the merger of two former naval staff divisions one for Trade Division and the other for Operations Division. The staff division was administered by the Director, Trade and Operations Division.[1] It existed until 1967.


The division was established in July 1961 by amalgamating of the Operations Division and the Trade Division into a single organisation. The division existed until April 1964 when the Admiralty was merged with the new Ministry of Defence it survived the merger now as part of the Navy Department, Naval Staff and retained its original name until November 1967 when it was renamed the Directorate of Naval Operations and Trade[2]

In Command

Directors of Trade and Operations Division


  • Captain Ian M. Clegg, July 1961 -January 1964
  • Captain Ian W. McLaughlan, January 1964-February 1966
  • Captain Geoffrey C. Mitchell, February 1966-November 1967


  1. Admiralty, British (February 1962). "Admiralty:Naval Staff Divisions". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 907.
  2. Admiralty, Great Britain (Spring 1968). "Admiralty". Navy List. London England: HM Stationery Office. p. 525.
  3. Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments" (PDF). C. Mackie. p. 23. Retrieved 29 September 2019.