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Sir George Zambellas

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Royal Navy

Employment History

  • Admiral
    Royal Navy
  • Chief of the Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • Admiral
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The head of the Royal Navy ..., 2 Nov 2015 [cached]
The head of the Royal Navy First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas joined the proud ship's company as guest of honour with his wife, Lady Amanda Zambellas to celebrate the Cattistock's achievements.
As a previous commanding officer of the minehunter, he has a particular interest in the ship - in 1991 he became the sixth naval officer to take command.
The admiral said: 'As her former commanding officer, it was a privilege to join HMS Cattistock's current ship's company, their guests and affiliates, to share in this special occasion.'
And to mark the new chapter in the vessel's history, the ship's company joined the head of the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas to recreate Cattistock's original commissioning photo from 1982.
Pictured: The Head of the Royal Navy First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas addressing the assembled guests onboard. He was the sixth commanding officer of HMS Cattistock PHOTO: Royal Navy
Pictured: The Head of the Royal Navy First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas addressing the assembled guests onboard. He was the sixth commanding officer of HMS Cattistock PHOTO: Royal Navy
Admiral Sir George ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
Admiral Sir George Zambellas, head of the Royal Navy, called for four boats, which would delivery "100% availability".
Delivering a keynote speech at the Rusi (Royal United Services Institutes) International Sea Power Conference 2014, Admiral Zambellas, who is First Sea Lord and chief of the naval staff, said Britain needs two aircraft carriers, not one, if it is to provide a credible answer to the global threat to maritime security.
He said having two carriers ensuring continuous availability was "a modest extra premium to pay" for an "effective, credible, available, insurance policy", and added: " In my book, that same principle of insurance applies to the UK's nuclear deterrent.
If last year was big, the ..., 26 Mar 2015 [cached]
If last year was big, the presence of Admiral Sir George Michael Zambellas, First Sea Lord & Chief of the Naval Staff of the Royal Navy has confirmed the Navy's ongoing commitment to the event with land, sea and air assets. Hugely taken by what he saw the Royal Navy are planning to bring four warships, a large amphibious command ship complete with helicopters, Royal Marines and landing craft, Royal Navy Black Cats helicopter display team and Commando helicopters. With the famous amphibious beach assault demonstrations and beachfront Royal Navy Village, all bolstered tremendously by the world class music from the Royal Marines Band.
One new aircraft ordered as JSF handed over to UK - Defence Viewpoints from UK Defence Forum, 4 Jan 2015 [cached]
Royal Navy Fleet Commander, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, said:"Jets at sea offer unmatched persistence and can guarantee the delivery of airpower around the globe.
George Zambellas was educated ... [cached]
George Zambellas was educated in Zimbabwe, and at Stowe and Southampton University, graduating in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He joined the Royal Navy in 1980 from the aerospace industry and qualified as a pilot in 1982. He flew three tours in different helicopter types, serving in carriers and frigates. After staff training in 1990, and a brief spell as a corporate planner, he commanded the mine hunter HMS Cattistock. In 1993, he was posted to Northwood as a Fleet aviation operations officer before promotion in 1995 and command of the frigate HMS Argyll.
During the 1997/98 Strategic Defence Review, he served in the MOD Centre Staff, helping to shape the maritime case within defence's tri-Service balance of investment. In 1999, as a Captain, he commanded HMS Chatham, which included Operation Palliser in Sierra Leone. In 2001 George Zambellas attended the Higher Command and Staff Course, and then became Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training, responsible for training Royal Navy and foreign warships and auxiliaries.
Between 2002 and 2004, as a Commodore, he was Principal Staff Officer to two Chiefs of the Defence Staff. In 2005 he commanded the Royal Navy's Amphibious Task Group, overseeing the introduction of two new amphibious classes of ships, and the Bowman radio and data system into amphibious operational use. He and his staff supported Operation Highbrow, the evacuation of civilians from the Lebanon, in July 2006.
In 2006, as a Rear Admiral, he was appointed as Chief of Staff (Transformation), leading the change programme to design and deliver the Fleet's new approach to the generation of maritime capability and support to operations. In 2007, he was Commander United Kingdom Maritime Force and, in October 2008, Chief of Staff (Operations) at the UK's Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood. On promotion to Vice Admiral In January 2011, he was appointed Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Chief of Staff to the Navy Command Headquarters, and the Chief Naval Warfare Officer.
On promotion to Admiral in January 2012, George Zambellas became Commander, Allied Maritime Command Northwood, in which role he also discharged Full Command responsibilities as the Royal Navy's Fleet Commander until November 2012. He was appointed KCB in 2012.
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