3rd Flotilla

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3rd Flotilla (3F)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1979 – 1992
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
SizeFlotilla
Part ofFleet Command
HQPortsmouth Naval Base
Commanders
FirstRear-Admiral Peter G.M. Herbert
LastVice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Nicholas J. Hill-Norton

The 3rd Flotilla also known as the Third Flotilla was a fleet level naval formation of the Royal Navy from 1979 to 1992.

History

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.[1] In December 1979 the command Carriers and Amphibious Ships was re-named 3rd Flotilla. From 1981-1992 the Third Flotilla commanded the aircraft carriers; amphibious Ships; the Fleet Training Ship; and destroyers not allocated to First or Second Flotillas. In April 1992, the Third Flotilla was abolished, and the remaining two flotilla's were unified creating a single Surface Flotilla.

In Command

Flag Officer, Third Flotilla

  1. Rear-AdmiralPeter Geoffrey Marshall Herbert: November 1979-December 1979
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir John Michael Holland Cox: December 1979 – March 1982
  3. Rear-Admiral Derek Roy Reffell: March 1982-August 1983
  4. Vice-Admiral Sir Richard George Alison Fitch: August 1983-October 1985
  5. Vice-Admiral Sir John Julian Robertson Oswald: October 1985-April 1987
  6. Rear-Admiral Hugo Moresby White: April 1987-October 1988
  7. Vice-Admiral Sir Alan Grose: October 1988-March 1990
  8. Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Nicholas John Hill-Norton: March 1990-April 1992

References

  1. Roberts, John (2009). Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 9781848320437.