2020 Chris Johnston- Churchill and Jackie Fisher

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January 25, 2020 Luncheon

Starting at 11:30 AM

Winston Churchill’s relationship with Jacky Fisher, 

First Sea Lord of Great Britain, in The Great World War 

In our new location: The DoubleTree Hotel, on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. 

Lunch is a three-course meal with tea and coffee (Menu TBD)

We are quite honored to have as our member and speaker 

Chris Johnston 


 John Arbuthnot Fisher,1st Baron Fisher, GCB, OM, GCVO, 1841.1920), commonly known as Jacky orJackie Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform. He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years, starting in a navy of wooden sailing ships armed with muzzle-loading cannon and ending in one of steel-hulled battlecruisers, submarines and the first aircraft carriers. The argumentative, energetic, reform-minded Fisher is often considered the second most important figure in British naval history, after Lord Nelson. 

In 1912, First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, and retired First Sea Lord Admiral “Jackie” Fisher approved the conversion the Royal Navy from coal to oil. Access to the oil of the Middle East became of vital interest to Great Britain. This was the commencement of a relationship that was to have significant consequences in the Great War (1914 – 1918). 

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