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Rear Admiral John Stuart Weale, CB, OBE (born 14 July 1962) is a Royal Navy officer who serves as Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Submarines and Rear Admiral Submarines.

John Weale
Born (1962-07-14) 14 July 1962 (age 57)
Glasgow, Scotland
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1985–
RankRear Admiral
Commands heldFlag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland
HMS Trafalgar
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Early lifeEdit

Weale was educated at St Augustine's College in Thanet, the University of Westminster and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.[1]

Naval careerEdit

Weale joined the Royal Navy in 1985.[1] He became commanding officer of the submarine HMS Trafalgar in 1999 and then became Operations Officer in the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious in 2006 in which role he took part in the evacuation of UK citizens during the 2006 Lebanon War via Cyprus.[1] He went on to be Chief of Staff to Combined Task Force 158, a naval task force operating in Iraqi waters, in 2008, Commander of Sea Training North in 2010 and Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training in 2012.[1] He became Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland and Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Submarines in July 2015 and,[2] additionally, Rear Admiral Submarines in October 2015.[1]

Weale was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Birthday Honours,[3] and a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2019 New Year Honours.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "John Weale" (PDF). Royal Navy. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Naval Base Clyde welcomes new senior naval officer". Navy News. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 4.
  4. ^ "No. 62507". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2018. p. N2.
Military offices
Preceded by
John Clink
Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland
2015–
Incumbent