Philip Jones

Royal Navy admiral
Vice Admiral Philip Andrew Jones, CB is a senior Royal Navy officer. Educated at Mansfield College, Oxford and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Jones joined the Royal Navy in 1980. He was made commanding officer of the frigate Beaver in 1994, a member of the Directorate of Navy Plans in the Ministry of Defence in 1997 and commanding officer of the frigate Coventry in 1999. He went on to be Military Assistant to the Chief of Defence Logistics in 2002, Assistant Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 2004 and commander of the Amphibious Task Group in 2006. He was made Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland in February 2008 and in December 2008, following his appointment as Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces, he was given command of the European Union’s first naval task force assembled to protect international shipping in the waters off Somalia. In 2009 he was made Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff. Jones was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2012 New Year Honours. He was promoted to vice admiral and appointed Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet and Chief of Staff Navy Command Headquarters in September 2011.

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