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First Sea Lord


HMS Victory hoists First Sea Lord's flag 10.10.12


Mountbatten First Sea Lord (1955)


1st Sea Lord In Holland Aka First Sea Lord (1953)


Fanfare For The First Sea Lord


Second Sea Lord supersession ceremony in Portsmouth

The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff (1SL/CNS) is the professional head of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the whole Naval Service. Originally the title was the Senior Naval Lord to the Board of Admiralty when the post was created in 1689. The office holder was then re-styled First Naval Lord from 1771. The concept of a professional "First Naval Lord" was introduced in 1805 and the title of the First Naval Lord was changed to "First Sea Lord" on the appointment of Sir Jackie Fisher in 1904. From 1923 onward, the First Sea Lord was a member of the Chiefs of Staff Committee; he now sits on the Defence Council and the Admiralty Board.
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