Admiral Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands

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Office of the Admiral Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderAdmiral Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville
Formation1914-1919

The Admiral Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands (A.C.O.S.) was a senior Royal Navy appointment established during World War One from September, 1914 to March, 1919. The office holder was an Admiral who commanded the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.

Officer Holders

Included:[1]

Admiral Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Admiral Flag of Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville 7 September 1914 – 19 January 1916
2 Admiral Flag of Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Sir Frederic Edward Errington Brock 20 January 1916 – 11 March 1918
3 Admiral Flag of Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Sir Herbert E. King-Hall 28 January 1918 – 1 March 1919

References

  1. Watson, Graham. "Organisation of the Royal Navy 1914 to 1918, The Home Commands World War One". naval-history.net. Naval History.Net, 27 October 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2019.