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Dr Ben Jones

  • Qualifications: BA MPhil PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Portsmouth Business School, Portland Street,Portsmouth, PO1 3DE. Also, Whittle Hall, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8HB.
  • Telephone: 01400 266257
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  • Department: Strategy Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Dr Jones is a Lecturer in the Business School based at the RAF College, Cranwell and specialises in naval history and British defence policy. Current research interests include maritime air power, naval logistics during the Second World War and defence policy East of Suez in the post-war period.  Dr Jones worked at the Air Power Studies Division, King’s College London, between 2006-2012 and  previously taught at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has been a Councillor of the Navy Records Society since 2011 and  the General Editor since 2013.



The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War. Volume II, 1942-1943: The Fleet Air Arm in Transition (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate for the Navy Records Society, forthcoming, 2018)

Air Power in the Maritime Environment: The Two World Wars with David Gates (Farnham: Surrey, Ashgate, forthcoming, 2016)

The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War. Volume I, 1939-1941: Norway, the Mediterranean and the Bismarck(Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate for the Navy Records Society, 2012)

Book Chapters

‘The Fleet Air Arm and the Struggle for the Mediterranean, 1940-1944’ in Tim Benbow (ed.), British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years. (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011), pp.79-98

Journal articles

‘The Fleet Air Arm and Trade Defence, 1939-1944’ Global War Studies, forthcoming

‘The Persian Gulf and British Defence Policy, 1956-1971’ Air Power Review, Vol.15, No.1 (2012), pp.53-80


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