Jewish man becomes Royal Navy admiral

August 12, 2010

Lord Sterling of Plaistow has been appointed a two-star admiral in the Royal Navy.

The highly-decorated 75-year-old is a former executive chairman of P&O and founder of the Motability charity which provides cars for disabled people.

It is thought Lord Sterling is the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the armed forces' history.

Last updated: 12:47pm, August 12 2010