Distinguished friends

Adrian Johns

Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE DL served for 35 years in the Royal Navy specialising as a helicopter pilot and flying instructor but also commanding five times at sea ranging from a minesweeper to HMS OCEAN, then Britain’s largest warship. He was Head of the Fleet Air Arm for five years and retired from the Navy as Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 2008. He was Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar from 2009 to 2013. He now does some non-executive work for the government and, among a variety of charitable interests, he is a trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College and patron of a number of Veterans’ Associations.