ENG: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian James Johns KCB, CBE, ADC, is the current Governor of Gibraltar and a former senior officer in the Royal Navy. His most senior naval posting was as Second Sea Lord from 2005 to 2008.
Educated at a grammar school in Cornwall and then Imperial College London he joined the Royal Navy in 1973. He was promoted lieutenant on 1 September 1975 (with seniority from 1 January 1975). After his initial postings he trained as a helicopter pilot, serving with 824 Naval Air Squadron as a Westland Sea King pilot aboard HMS Ark Royal, before becoming a flying instructor in 1979. His first command was HMS Yarnton in Hong Kong in 1981. He was promoted lieutenant commander on 16 October 1982. After holding various naval posts, he was promoted commander on 30 June 1988, ...
THE GOVERNOR OF GIBRALTAR VISITS TRADEWISE CHESSS FESTIVAL
The Governor of Gibraltar Sir Adrian Johns visited the Tradewise Chess Festival at the start of play in the eighth round of the Gibraltar Masters Open. Received by festival organiser Brian Callaghan, he was shown round by tournament director Stuart Conquest, and arbiter David Welch. Sir Adrian took a few minutes to see the Grandmasters at play stopping by Victor Korchnoi’s board before moving downstairs to see the rest of the players.
Knowing the basics of chess, and having played up to the age of 11, Sir Adrian watched ...
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Fresh ideas from Adams
The Governor of Gibraltar Sir Adrian Johns visited the Gibtelecom Masters at the Caleta Hotel and chose the day the competition intensified as England’s Michael Adams regained a share of the lead with a ninth round win.
Adams produced a new idea in the opening against the French Defence and although it did not look particularly dangerous he gradually outplayed the Argentinian GM Damian Lemos to reach 7/9. All the games were hardfought with the exception of the top board where the leader at start of play Jan Gustafsson was content to force an early draw ...
Sir Adrian Johns and wife Suzie paid a visit to the GASA activities at the GSLA Pool, Europort, on Thursday afternoon. They were welcomed by GASA President Becky Fortunato and met and spoke to many of the swimmers, officials and coaches.They are seen here with Becca Fortunato (coach and swimmer), Head Coach Joe Santos and Becky.
Source: GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE (February 6, 2010)