Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station

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Office of the Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Mediterranean Station
Reports toCommander-in-Chief Mediterranean
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderCaptain Francis C. B. Bridgeman
Formation1893-1967

The Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station also known as the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet [1] and originally called Flag Captain, Mediterranean Fleet. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. He was the commander-in-chiefs primary aide-de-camp providing administrative support from October 1893 to 1967.

History

The office was created in October 1893 the first incumbent of the office was Captain Francis C. B. Bridgeman. From May, 1905 until July, 1912 the office holder also held the additional title of Flag Captain, Mediterranean Fleet or formally Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet.[2] During a period of restructuring and cost cutting from 1954 and 1971 senior fleet commands were either abolished or merged into fewer but larger commands.[3] As part of continuing cost cutting by the Ministry of Defence in 1967 the Mediterranean Fleet was abolished along with this office. The final office holder was Commodore David B. N. Mellis.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[4]

Footnotes

  1. "Navy Notes". Royal United Services Institution. Journal. 80 (519): 644–651. 11 September 2009. doi:10.1080/03071843509420903.
  2. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (9 January 2019). "Mediterranean Station - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell,. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013: Summary of Fleet Organisation 1972-1981". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 12 July 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  4. Mackie, Colin (January 2019). "Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Fleet" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. pp. 148–149. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

Bibliography

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (9 January 2019). "Mediterranean Station - The Dreadnought Project". www.dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell.
  2. Mackie, Colin (January 2019). "Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Fleet" (PDF). gulabin.com. C. Mackie. pp. 148–149. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. Navy Notes". Royal United Services Institution. Journal. 80 (519): 644–651. 11 September 2009. doi:10.1080/03071843509420903.
  4. Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013: Summary of Fleet Organisation 1972-1981". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.