Question 034

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QUESTION:

What year was the first New Zealand Navy officer appointed as the RNZN Chief of Naval Staff ?

ANSWER:

British influence was encouraged by the continued practice of borrowing Royal Navy officers to command the New Zealand force. The position of Chief of Naval Staff was held by a British officer until 1960, when Peter Phipps was appointed.

REFERENCES:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/royal-new-zealand-navy  (Page 1 Introduction)

 

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One Response to Question 034

  1. Trev Appleton says:

    = What year was the first New Zealand Navy Officer appointed as the RNZN Chief of Naval Staff? = AR

    1960 – Peter Phipps
    and also the first Chief of Defence Staff (1963), following the establishment of the Ministry of Defence

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