Peter Chapman-Andrews New Director of Royal Institute of Navigation

Peter Chapman-Andrews New Director of Royal Institute of Navigation
Capt. Peter Chapman-Andrews

Peter Chapman-Andrews replaced David Broughton as director of Britain’s Royal Institute of Navigation in January. He will be the fourth director since RIN was founded in 1947.

Chapman is a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He served as Queen’s Harbor Master, Portsmouth, and as fleet navigation officer on the staff of CinC fleet. He also served as aircraft director officer, principal warfare officer, navigation officer and ship’s commander during his career in the Royal Navy. He retired  in 2004 with the rank of captain.


Peter Chapman-Andrews replaced David Broughton as director of Britain’s Royal Institute of Navigation in January. He will be the fourth director since RIN was founded in 1947.

Chapman is a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He served as Queen’s Harbor Master, Portsmouth, and as fleet navigation officer on the staff of CinC fleet. He also served as aircraft director officer, principal warfare officer, navigation officer and ship’s commander during his career in the Royal Navy. He retired  in 2004 with the rank of captain.

David Broughton served more than 17 years as RIN director and is now secretary general of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN).

RIN, based in London, is a charitable learned society dedicated to the art and science of navigation.  The membership group holds educational events and competitions, sponsors special interest and regional groups, and publishes in all areas of navigation including satellite positioning, navigation and timing. It was granted a royal charter in 2007.

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