Vice Admiral Sir James graduated from Cambridge University, where he read Mathematics. He joined the Royal Navy in 1971 and after many senior roles and promotions became Second Sea Lord in January 2003.
This means he is responsible for Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel policy issues. He is also Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command with executive responsibility for recruiting, manning and most shore training. HMS Victory is his flagship. Sir James has only signed a tiny number of covers for us and we're very proud to offer his signature.