New First Sea Lord Appointment Announced

December 3, 2018 –¬†Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the new appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Tony Radakin CB is to be promoted Admiral and appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in succession to Admiral Sir Philip Jones. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also confirmed the following senior appointments to the top echelon of the Armed Services: Vice Admiral Timothy Fraser CB is to be promoted Admiral and appointed Vice Chief of the Defence…

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US UK Navy Chiefs Strengthen Partnership

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited London to highlight the importance of the U.S. and Royal Navy partnership June 27-28. During the visit, Richardson met with U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson, Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Sir Nick Carter, and First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Philip Jones. Richardson and Jones also participated in a roundtable discussion at the International Institute for Security Studies, where they discussed strengthening the partnership between their two navies during a time of increasing global maritime competition. “The US has…

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