Naval Air Organisation and Training Division (Royal Navy)

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Naval Air Organisation and Training Division
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Active1944-1961
CountryUnited Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeStaff Division
Part of
Garrison/HQAdmiralty
Whitehall
London, Great Britain

The Naval Air Organisation and Training Division [1] was a staff division of the Admiralty Naval Staff established in July 1944[2] It continued to operate until 1961 when it was deactivated. The staff division was administered by the Director Air Organisation and Training who reported both to the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff and the Fifth Sea Lord as Chief of Naval Aviation.[3]

History[edit]

The division started out as a specialist section with the Naval Air Warfare Division in April 1940 administered by, Acting-Commander R. S. Palairet until July 1944 when the Naval Air Organisation and Training Division established as an independent staff division, [4] command then passed to the incoming Director Naval Air Organisation and Training Captain K. S. Colquhoun.[5] It was in operation as part of the Admiralty Naval Staff until 1961.[6][7][8][9][a] The division was under the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in regards to policy and organisation and Fifth Sea Lord who was responsible for supervising the division [10] until December 1961.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The division is not listed under heading "divisions of the naval staff" in the Navy List issue in February 1962 pp.906-908

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval Aviation Organization" (PDF). Flight: 483. 20 April 1951. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (July 1946). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 1737.
  3. ^ "Naval Aviation Organization" (PDF). Flight: 483. 20 April 1951. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  4. ^ Friedman, Norman (1 March 1989). "Admiralty Staff". British carrier aviation : the evolution of the ships and their aircraft. Annapolis, MD, United States: Naval Institute Press. p. 20. ISBN 9780870210549.
  5. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (July 1946). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 1737.
  6. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1948). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 955.
  7. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1948). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 955.
  8. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (January 1958). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 1228.
  9. ^ Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1948). "Admiralty: Divisions of the Naval Staff". Navy List. London, England: HM Stationery Office. p. 955.
  10. ^ Till, Geoffrey (1979). Air power and the Royal Navy, 1914-1945 : a historical survey. London, England: Jane's Publishing Company. p. 126. ISBN 9780354012041.