Presidents of the RIN

From its very beginning, the RIN has had a President. Presidents have frequently served terms of two or three years, including since our Incorporation by Royal Charter. The Institute has been very fortunate to number some of the leading lights in nearly 70 years of navigation among its presidents, and we thank them all for their service to the Institute

Term             President

1947-1949        Sir Harold Spencer Jones KBE

1949-1951        Sir Robert Watson-Watt CB

1951-1953        Vice Admiral Sir Archibald Day KBE CB DSO RN

1953-1955        D H Sadler OBE

1955-1957        A M A Majendie

1957-1959        Captain F J Wylie OBE RN

1959-1961        Wing Commander E W Anderson OBE DFC AFC RAF

1961-1964        Sir George Deacon CBE
1964-1967        Rear Admiral Sir Edmund Irving KBE CB RN

1967-1970        Dr A Stratton

1970-1972        Rear Admiral G S Ritchie CB DSC RN

1972-1975        G E Beck

1975-1978        Sir Edward Fennessy CBE

1978-1981        Captain R Maybourn OBE

1981-1984         Captain B J Calvert

1984-1987          J E D Williams

1987-1990          Sir John Charnley CB

1990-1993          N B Dahl

1993-1996          W F Blanchard

1996-1999           Air Commodore D F H Grocott CBE AFC RAF

1999-2002           Captain R A Smith RN

2002-2005           Air Commodore N Bonnor RAF

2005-2008           Professor J D Last

2008-2011           Group Captain D H Barnes OBE RAF

2011-2013           C M D Beatty

2013-2015           R A McKinlay

2015-                    Captain J B Taylor OBE RN

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