List of First and Principal Naval Aides-de-Camp

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Below is a list of First and Principal Naval Aides-de-Camp, an office established by William IV of the United Kingdom in 1830:

First and Principal Naval Aides-de-Camp[edit]

Sir George Zambellas was appointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp at the same time as his appointment as First Sea Lord. Aiguilettes on the right shoulder are the insignia of an Aide-de-Camp.

Since 1972, the office has been united with that of First Sea Lord.[3]

Flag aide-de-camp[edit]

Flag aide-de-camp is the designation given to the next most senior naval aide-de-camp after the First and Principal Naval ADC. Between 1972 and 2012, the Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command invariably held this appointment (from 1994-2012 the post of Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, and with it the office of Flag aide-de-camp, was united with the job of Second Sea Lord).[4] Since October 2012, with the abolition of CINCNAVHOME, the Flag aide-de-camp role has been formally tied to the Second Sea Lord post in its own right.[5]


  1. ^ "No. 27289". The London Gazette. 26 February 1901. p. 1417. 
  2. ^ "No. 27307". The London Gazette. 23 April 1901. p. 2777. 
  3. ^ London Gazette, various editions
  4. ^ London Gazette, various editions
  5. ^ "UK: First Sea Lord Flies His Flag from HMS Victory". Retrieved 17 January 2015.