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First Lord of the Admiralty

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First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. Archive film 94174

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First Sea Lord's message to Naval Service on COVID-19 response.

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Martin Lessem - First Lord of the Admiralty - For HonorCon

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Interview with Mr Alexander (1st Lord of The Admiralty)

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Admiralty Statement (1958)

The First Lord of the Admiralty, or formally the Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty, was the political head of the Royal Navy who was the government's senior adviser on all naval affairs and responsible for the direction and control of Admiralty Department as well as general administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom, that encompassed the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and other services. It was one of the earliest known permanent government posts, apart from being the political head of the Royal Navy the post holder simultaneously held the title of the President of the Board of Commissioners for Exercising the Office of Lord High Admiral. The office of First Lord of the Admiralty existed from 1628 until it was abolished when the Admiralty, Air Ministry, Ministry of Defence and War Office were all merged to form the new Ministry of Defence in 1964.
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