Commodore Adair was born in 1951, educated at Marlborough College and joined the Royal Navy in 1969.His
early career included a number of sea appointments, the command of a minesweeper HMS WALKERTON and staff training at Greenwich.He was promoted to Commander in 1988 and had two staff appointments before becoming Commander of the recommissioned HMS EXCELLENT in 1994 (a shore training and headquarters establishment).He
returned to sea in 1995 where he
commanded HMS BRAZEN and then HMS BATTLEAXE.He was promoted to Captain in 1998 and then spent 4 years as the Naval Attaché in Paris before attending a course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2003.After promotion to Commodore in November 2003, he was appointed as Director of Corporate Communication for the Royal Navy.Commodore Adair
is married to Penny and has 3 sons and his
interests include photography, genealogy, shooting and skiing.He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and a Trustee of the Britannia Association.His
first public appointment will be as the Inspecting Officer for the Royal Gun Salute
, which will be fired on Monday 7th February on the anniversary of the Accession of HM Queen Elizabeth to the Throne.