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(From Government News Network (Was Hermes-Government Press Releases))
] MINISTRY OF DEFENCE 030/2006 6 February 2006 SENIOR ROYAL NAVY APPOINTMENT
It is requested that the following senior appointment is released to the Press for publication not before Tuesday 7 February 2006:
Admiral Sir Jonathon Band KCB is to assume the appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff on 7 February 2006. He succeeds Admiral Sir Alan West GCB DSC ADC who was appointed on 17 September 2002.
Admiral Band said "I am delighted to be taking over; there is plenty to be done as one of the top team in the MoD and head of the Royal Navy. These are challenging but fascinating times for …