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Royal Institute of Navigation Elects New Council

July 16, 2015  - By
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

A new president and council were elected at the annual meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on July 15.

The meeting, which included presentations on the Mary Rose Trust and quantum technology, concluded with the declaration of ballot results for the new president, officers and council members.

The RIN’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, divested outgoing President R. A. McKinlay and placed the Presidential Medal on the new incumbent, Captain James B. Taylor. James Taylor paid tribute to McKinlay and his outgoing officers and council members for their impressive leadership while in office.

GPS World magazine founding editor Glen Gibbons received the Harold Spencer Jones Gold Medal from the duke in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to navigation as the founder and editor of various world-leading GNSS publications for more than 25 years, thus fulfilling a vital role in raising awareness and understanding of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.”

Two President’s Invitation Addresses were given. Rear Admiral John Lippiett, chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, gave a talk entitled “Insights into Tudor navigation from the Mary Rose,” and Prof. David Delpy, chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Quantum Technologies Programme, and chair of the MOD’s Scientific Advisory Council, gave a talk entitled “The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme and its relevance to Navigation.”

Council members for 2015-16 are:

President: Capt. J. B. Taylor, Order of the British Empire (OBE, Officer), Royal Navy (RN)

Vice Presidents: Prof. T. Moore and Wg. Cdr. J. W. Lindsay, Royal Air Force (RAF)

Treasurer: D. Cockburn

Chairman of the Technical Committee: Dr. Sally Basker

Chairman of the Membership & Fellowship Committee: D. Rydlard

Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee: D. Goddard, Order of the British Empire, Member (MBE)

Other members of the Council:
R. Angel
D. Barrie (Order of the British Empire, Commander)
Sqn. Ldr. J. Cairns, RAF (Retired)
Lt. Cdr .F. A. Egeland-Jensen, RN
Lt. Cdr. S. E. Gaskin, RN
Dr. M. A. Hadley
P. K. Hope-Lang
Prof. S. Kos
Ms. M. M. G. M. von Wendland

Ex Officio Members:
P. J. Brook, OBE, CAA
Wg. Cdr. S. Gilbert, RAF
John Pottle (Corporate), Spirent
To be named, RN

Director: Capt. P. Chapman-Andrews, LVO, MBE, RN

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