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David Joel

Joel has spent most of his working life in the Royal Navy and has commanded seven of Her Majesty's ships. In between his seagoing appointments, he was fortunate enough to serve three times at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He spent much of his spare time in the National Maritime Museum where he studied marine paintings. A painter himself, he has over the years become an expert on maritime art and has spent many years compiling the only catalogue raisonne of the works of Charles Brooking.