|Profileof our Past PresidentAdmiral of the Fleet Sir Julian OSWALD GCB|
Sir Julian was born at Selkirk, Scotland in 1933.
He attended Beaudesert Park Prep School, from there he entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1947.
His career was as follows.
|Served on||HM Ships,Devonshire,Vanguard,Verulam,Theseus,Newfoundland and Jewel||In the following Ranks, Cadet, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant, Lieutenant.|
|He then specialised in||Gunnery and Air Weapons in 1960||Lieutenant|
|Sea service again in||HM Ships Victorious and Yarnton (Commanding Officer)||Lieutenant|
|Now back on dry land||Naval Staff Course 1964||Lieutenant Commander|
|Sea/Shore||HMS Excellent(Air Weapons),HMS Naiad(First Lieutenant) and MoD Navy(Naval Plans)||Lieutenant Commander and Commander|
|Seaborne again||HMS Bacchante ( Commanding Officer )||Commander|
|Shoreside||MoD ( Defence Policy Staff )||Commander and Captain|
|Royal College of Defence Studies 1976||Captain|
|Seaborne||HMS Newcastle ( Commanding Officer )||Captain|
|Shoreside||Royal Naval Presentation Team||Captain|
|Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth( Commanding Officer )||Captain|
|Assistant Chief of Defence Staff ( Programmes ) and Assistant Chief of Defence Staff ( Policy and Nuclear )||Rear Admiral 1982|
|Sea again||Flag Officer Third Flotilla and Commander ASW Striking Force 1985 – 87||Vice Admiral|
|Commander in Chief Fleet, Channel and Eastern Atlantic 1987 – 89||Admiral|
|First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff 1989 – 1993||Admiral|
|Admiral of the Fleet||1993|
Sir Julian left the Royal Navy in 1993 after a career spanning forty six years, culminating in four years as the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.
He is now a Director of:
SEMA Group Plc – Systems Integration, Facilities Management, Telecommunications. (Chairman)
Aerosystems International – Airborne Software (Chairman)
James Fisher and Sons Plc – Shipping Specialists
Marine & General Mutual – Life Assurance
Informatic – Information Technology
CORDA – Operational Analysis
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, President of the Sea Cadet Association, the Officers Association and of the Association of Royal Naval Officers, Chairman of the Maritime Trust, a Vice President of the World Ship Trust and of the Royal United Service Institute for Defence Studies and serves on the Committees of the White Ensign Association and the Officers Pension Society. He is Chairman of the Ends of the Earth Club and of the Naval Review and a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Masters of Business Administration. He is a Trustee of the National Maritime Museum, Chairman of the National Historic Ships Committee, a Liveryman and an Assistant to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a Stowaway of the Southampton Master Mariners. Nearer home he is a Governor of the Portsmouth University and a Patron of the Rowans ( Portsmouth Area Hospice ).
He particularly enjoys gliding, tennis and fishing.