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David Snelson

Rear Admiral David Snelson CB FNI

David Snelson served in the Royal Navy from 1969 to 2006; commanding 2 destroyers and the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. In 2003 he was the UK maritime Task Force Commander for the second Gulf War. From 2006 to 2011 he was the Chief Harbour Master of the Port of London, the UK’s second largest Port. During the same period, he was also an adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee.  From 2011 to 2018 David was a Non-Executive Director of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and of the Port of Milford Haven. David is currently an Elder Brother of Trinity House, a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute. David was made a Companion of the Bath in the 2004 New Year’s honours list and was awarded the Legion of Merit by the US government in 2005.

Rear Admiral David Snelson CB FNI is on the following tours: