2nd Flotilla

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2nd Flotilla
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1971 – 1992
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Part ofFleet Command
HQDevonport Naval Base
FirstRear-Admiral David Williams
LastRear-Admiral John R. Brigstocke

The 2nd Flotilla also known as the Second Flotilla was a fleet level naval formation of the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1992.[1]


After the creation of the single Fleet Command in 1971, its subordinate commands were reorganised. Three major sub-commands were created; the First Flotilla, Second Flotilla and Carriers and Amphibious Ships each commanded by a rear admiral.[2] In 1990 the First Flotilla was re-designated Surface Flotilla. In April 1992, the system was changed when the Third Flotilla was abolished and the remaining two flotilla commanders became: Flag Officer, Surface Flotilla - responsible for operational readiness and training and Second Flotilla is now Flag Officer, UK Task Group - who would command any deployed task group.[3][4]

In Command

Flag Officer Second Flotilla



  1. Mackie, Colin. (January 2020).Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865. Flotillas & Squadrons. pp.194-253..
  2. Roberts, John (2009). Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 9781848320437.
  3. Watson, Dr Graham; Smith, Gordon (12 July 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013". www.naval-history.net. G. Smith. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. Mackie pp.217- 218.
  5. Mackie, Colin (April 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". gulabin.com. C. Mackie. p. 217. Retrieved 2 October 2020.