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Life on the Ocean Wave (Admiral Jim free pdf The second book of the "Admiral Jim Trilogy" is a light-hearted account of life in the Navy after the final days of WWII - from hot war to cold peace. The story of Admiral Eberle covers his initial training in Dartmouth, manning MTBs in the Channel at the end of WW II, the end of the Pacific War, Gunnery School, the Korean War, missilery, teaching at Royal Naval College, 100th Minesweeping Squadron, Joint Services College, NATO Defence College, Flag rank, FOST, and FOCAS. He served in HMS Belfast, HMS Tuscan, USS Mississippi, HMS Girdleness, HMS Intrepid, and HMS Cossack. He went on Fleet command, NATO and to be Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

About James Eberle

Sir James (Jim) Eberle was born in Bristol on the 31st of May1927. He entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1941, and went to sea on operational service in mid 1944. He first served in motor gunboats in the English Channel, and subsequently in the Indian Ocean and the British Pacific Fleet. At the end of World War II, he was serving in HMS Belfast that was part of the first US-British Task Force to enter Shanghai. He served in HMS Cossack in the Far East from 1947 to 1949- and again in HMS Belfast as the Second Gunnery Officer during the later stages of the Korean War. He specialised in naval gunnery and was deeply involved in the development of the early naval surface-to-air guided weapons. After early advancement to Commander and Captain, and a period of study as a Defence Fellow at University College, Oxford, he was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral in 1971, one of the three youngest British admirals of the twentieth century. His Flag Rank appointments included the Flag Officer Sea Training, Flag Officer Carriers and Amphibious Ships, NATO Commander of the UK Atlantic Strike Group- and a member of Naval Board of the Defence Council as Chief of Fleet Support. In 1979, he took over command of the British Fleet, and as NATO Commander in Chief of the Eastern Atlantic and Allied Commander-in-Chief Channel. Following his Fleet Command, he served as Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Home Command during the Falkland war, prior to his retirement from active service in 1983. In 1984, he was appointed Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a post he held until 1991. In this position he established high-level contacts with many other countries within Western Europe, and also with Russia, Argentina and Japan. Sir James was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1978. His banner, based on a Moravian shield of the seventeenth century, is hung in St George's Chapel of Westminster Abbey. He has served as Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom and as ADC to Her Majesty the Queen. He was granted the Honorary position of Admiral in the Texan and Georgian Navies. He is a Freeman of the City of London (1991) and of the City of Bristol (1947) He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Bristol University (1989) and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at Sussex University (1992). He was a member of the Vice Chancellor of Exeter University's Advisory Board for Development (1993). He was Chairman of the Council of Clifton College (1984- 1994). He was for many years Chairman of the naval professional journal, the Naval Review. He has strong countryside interests having farmed on Dartmoor. He is a Board member of the Countryside Alliance. He has been a Master of the Britannia Beagles at the RN College Dartmouth for fifty years. He played tennis for the Royal Navy for many years and is a member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon. He has published three other books - "British Space Policy and International Collaboration" (1987), in conjunction with Dr Helen Wallace (Chatham House Paper no 42) - "Jim. First of the Pack" (1982) a centenary history of the Royal Navy's Britannia Beagles. - and "Management in the Armed Forces" in conjunction with Air Vice Marshal John Downey.

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Author : James Eberle
Publisher : Roundtuit Publishing
Data Published : 10 June 2007
ISBN : 1904499163
EAN : 9781904499169
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 276 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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