Mr Phil Grove
Profiles

Mr Phil Grove

Lecturer and SME in Strategic Studies (Education)

BRNC (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Philip D Grove is Subject Matter Expert in Strategic Studies for the University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon. He is also Head of Maritime Aviation in the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Security. He has taught naval studies, history and defence policy for almost 30 years at BRNC, RNEC Manadon, CTCRM Lympstone and the University of Plymouth. He has authored, co-written and contributed to more than 15 works on naval power. Additionally, he has delivered numerous conference papers and regularly presents lectures to interested groups on naval matters.

Teaching interests

Strategic Studies:

Naval Power

Naval History

Naval Aviation

Military & Aviation History

Defence Policy and Procurement

Research interests

Naval Power

Naval History

Naval Aviation

Military & Aviation History

Defence Policy and Procurement


Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Journals

A Re-appraisal of Argentine Air Power, The Naval Review, November 2004

Counterfactual Carrier Aircraft, The Naval Review, October 2002

Naming Naval Aircraft, The Naval Review, October 2001

Books

Books 

The Strength of Naval Power: Naval Power 2 (KDP), May 2020

The Royal Navy and Defence Policy: Naval Power 1 (KDP), April 2020

The Resurgence of the Aircraft Carrier: Naval Aviation 3 (KDP), April 2020

The Battle of Midway and Carrier Air Power: Naval Aviation 2 (KDP), May 2019

The Taranto Raid and Carrier Air Power: Naval Aviation Studies 1 (KDP), October 2018

The Royal Navy: A History Since 1900 (with Duncan Redford) (I B Tauris) March 2014 

Turning the Tide: The Battles of Coral Sea and Midway (University of Plymouth Press) April 2013 

The Battle of Midway, (Brassey’s), August 2004 

The Sea War (with Mark J Grove & Alastair Finlan), (Osprey Publishing), August 2002 

Chapters

Book Contributions

Naval Operations Since the End of the Cold War, in Conrad Waters ed., Navies in the 21st Century (Seaforth) October 2016 

Naval Manning and Training Since the End of the Cold War in Conrad Waters ed., Navies in the 21st Century (Seaforth) October 2016 

Various Chapters in The Second World War (Osprey) September 2016

Vaagso and Lofoton Raids, in Tristan Lovering ed., Amphibious Operations: Manoeuvre from the Sea (Seafarer Books) 2007 

The Falklands Air War: A Reappraisal in The Falklands Conflict Twenty Years on: Lessons for the Future, Rob Havers, Mark J Grove & Stephen Badsey eds., (Frank Cass), 2005 

Contributions to The Second World War: A World in Flames, Max Hastings ed., (Osprey Publishing), March 2004

Reports & invited lectures

Conference Papers

Naval Air Power and D-Day, Global War 75th Anniversary D-Day Conference, Portsmouth University, July 2019

Myths of the Falklands War, Manchester University, April 2019

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku Imperial Japanese Navy: Politician Victim of Villain at the Seapower and Statesmen Conference Portsmouth National Museum for the Royal Navy April 2015

British Seapower in an Age of Uncertainty Britain and the Sea 3 Conference Plymouth University of Plymouth Sept 2014

The Royal Naval Air Service at the Naval Arms Race and the First World War Conference at Portsmouth%2c National Museum for the Royal Navy, July 2014

The Failure of the European Axis Powers to Deploy Operational Aircraft Carriers in the Second World War at the Naval and Maritime Power in Two World Wars Conference Greenwich Maritime Institute April 2014

From Cold War Warrior to the Arab Spring A Personal Reflection of Twenty Years of Royal Naval Recruitment Training and Education Press Gangs Conscripts and Professionals, Recruiting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth National Museum for the Royal Navy, September 2013

Britain on the World Stage, The Lessons of Maritime Power Projection from the Falklands Campaign for Britain in the Twenty-First Century Navy and the Nation Conference, Greenwich National Maritime Museum, July 2013

The Falklands Conflict Power Projection Lessons 30 Years On Falklands 30th Anniversary Conference at Portsmouth National Museum for the Royal Navy May 2012 

Some Other Invited Papers/Presentations 

Nelson and Trafalgar, SS Great Britain, Bristol, October 2019

Jutland 100 HMS Vivid Devonport Plymouth, March 2016

Asia’s 21st Century Naval Arms Race Devon and Cornwall Joint Branch of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, February 2016

Taranto 75 at HMS Vivid, Devonport, Plymouth November 2015

Taranto 75 at 845 Sqn RAF Benson Oxfordshire November 2015

The Past, Present and Future of Maritime Power, South West Branch of The Nautical Institute, Corinthian Yacht Club, November 2014

The RN in the Nuclear Age, National Museum for the Royal Navy Naval Museum, Portsmouth, July 2014

The Functions of Naval Power, HMS Flying Fox May 2014