John Cunningham Kirkwood (Jock) SLATER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1938-03-27
Education Edinburgh Acad, Sedbergh, Dartmouth
Books & Publications
Recreations the outdoors
Clubs Army and Navy, Liphook Golf
Style Adm Sir Jock Slater, GCB, LVO, DL
Career RN; Equerry to HM The Queen 1968-71; CO: HMS Soberton (minesweeper) 1965, HMS Jupiter (frigate) 1972-73, HMS Kent (guided missile destroyer) 1976-77; Royal Coll of Def Studies 1978; CO: HMS Illustrious (aircraft carrier) 1981-83, HMS Dryad & Capt Sch of Maritime Ops 1983-85; ACDS (Policy and Nuclear) 1985-87; Flag Offr Scotland and N Ireland, Naval Base Cdr Rosyth, NATO Cdr N sub area E Atlantic, Cdr Nore sub area Channel 1987-89, Chief of Fleet Support 1989-91, C-in-C Fleet, Allied C-in-C Channel and C-in-C Eastern Atlantic 1991-92, Vice Chief of the Def Staff 1993-95, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff 1995-98, First and Princ Naval ADC to HM The Queen 1995-98; vice-chm RUSI 1993-95 (vice-pres 1995-98); non-exec dir: VT Gp plc 1999-2004, Lockheed Martin (UK) 2000-08; conslt Bristow Helicopters Ltd 2001-04; chm: Imperial War Museum 2001-06 (tstee 1999-2006), RN Club (1765-85) 2001-04, White Ensign Assoc 2002-05 (memb Cncl 1999-); pres American Air Museum in Britain 2001-06; currently vice-pres and chm emeritus RNLI (memb Cncl 1999-, chm Ops, Ctee 2001-02, dep chm 2002-04, chm 2004-08); memb Nat Youth Orchestra 1955; govr Sedbergh Sch 1997-2002, vice-patron St Dunstans 1998-2009, patron Treloar Tst 1999-; Hon DSc: Univ of Cranfield 1998, Univ of Southampton 2008; Elder Bro Trinity House 1995 (Yr Bro 1978), Freeman City of London 1989, Liveryman Worshipful Co of Shipwrights 1991 (memb Ct of Assts 2005-, Fourth Warden 2008, Third Warden 2009-, Renter Warden 2010, Prime Warden 2011-12); Cdr Legion of Merit (US) 1997
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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