Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet

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Office of the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Grand Fleet
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–2 years)
PrecursorChief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets
FormationAugust, 1914
First holderVice-Admiral Sir Charles E. Madden.
Final holderRear-Admiral Sir Osmond de B.Brock.
AbolishedApril, 1919
SuccessionChief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet

The Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. This flag officer of the rank of Vice-Admiral or a Rear-Admiral served on the fleet level staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, as his immediate principal staff officer in charge of the military headquarters of the Grand Fleet. The office exited from August 1914 until April 1919 .[1]

History

The office of Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet was created on August 1914, the first incumbent of the office was Vice-Admiral Sir Charles E. Madden until December 1916.[2] The final office holder was Rear-Admiral Sir Osmond de B.Brock from December 1916 to April 1919.[3]

Office Holders

Included:[4]

  1. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles E. Madden: August 1914-December 1916.
  2. Rear-Admiral Sir Osmond de B.Brock: December 1916-April 1919.

Footnotes

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  3. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.
  4. Harley and Lovell,(8 January 2019). Grand Fleet.

Bibliography

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (8 January 2019). "Grand Fleet - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovell. Retrieved 13 November 2019.