What is the Navy Board (UK)?

Introduction The Navy Board is the body responsible for the day-to-day running of Her Majesty’s Naval Service. Background Its composition is similar to that of the Admiralty Board of the Defence Council of the United Kingdom, except that it does not include any of Her Majesty’s Ministers. The Board shares a name with its historic… Read More


What is the Admiralty Board (UK)?

Introduction The Admiralty Board is the body established under the Defence Council of the United Kingdom for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom. Refer to Air Force Board and Army Board. Background It meets formally only once a year, and the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy is conducted by the… Read More

What is the Air Force Board (UK)?

Introduction The Air Force Board of the Defence Council is responsible for the management of the Royal Air Force. Refer to Army Board and Admiralty Board. Background Prior to the creation of the current UK Ministry of Defence in 1964, the administration of the RAF and its personnel was undertaken by the Air Force Council,… Read More

What is Ministry of Defence (UK)?

Introduction The Ministry of Defence (MOD or MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty’s Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests… Read More

What was the Admiralty (UK)?

Introduction The Admiralty was the British government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy until 1964, historically under its titular head, the Lord High Admiral – one of the Great Officers of State. For much of its history, from the early 18th century until its abolition, the role of the Lord High Admiral… Read More