Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station

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Office of the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorFlag Captain, Plymouth Station
First holderCommodore Charles La P. Lewin
Final holderCaptain Frank W.Watson

The Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. He was the commander-in-chiefs principal staff officer providing administrative support from 1 August 1918 to October, 1969


The office was created in on 1 August 1918 the first incumbent of the office was Commodore Charles La P. Lewin. The Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth Station, was the principal staff officer at Plymouth Station headquarters until 1969. The final office holder was Captain Frank W.Watson.

Office Holders

  1. Commodore Charles La P. Lewin: 1 August 1918-September 1920.[1]
  2. Captain Alexander Lowndes: September 1920-April 1921
  3. Captain Humphrey W.Bowring: April 1921-April 1923
  4. Captain Lawrence W.Braithwaite: April 1923-April 1925
  5. Captain Robert A.Hornell: April 1925-April 1927
  6. Captain H.J.Studholme Brownrigg: April 1927-April 1929
  7. Captain James M.Pipon: April 1929-September 1930
  8. Captain Stephen St. L. Moore: September 1930-August 1933
  9. Rear-Admiral T. Hugh Binney: August 1933-June 1935
  10. Captain Patrick Macnamara: June 1935-November 1936
  11. Captain Guy D’Oyly Hughes: November 1936-January1938
  12. Captain Eric R.Bent: January 1938-January 1939
  13. Captain the Hon.Claude P.Hermon-Hodge: January-September 1939
  14. Rear-Admiral Frederic N. Attwood: September 1939-May 1941
  15. Rear-Admiral Eric R. Bent: May 1941-February 1942
  16. Commodore Thomas B.Fellowes: February-December 1942
  17. Commodore Clifford Caslon: December 1942-September 1944
  18. Commodore William Y. La R. Beverley: September 1944-October 1946
  19. Captain W.R. Christopher Leggatt: October 1946-November 1947
  20. Captain Jocelyn L. Storey: November 1947-January 1949
  21. Captain Villiers N. Surtees: January 1949-June 1950
  22. Captain Henry N.S. Brown: June 1950-March 1951
  23. Captain Thomas V. Briggs: March 1951-April 1954
  24. Captain Horace R. Law: April 1954-May 1956
  25. Captain Christopher R.L. Argles: May 1956-May 1958
  26. Captain John Howson: May 1958-January 1961
  27. Captain Henry H.R. Moore: January 1961-March 1963
  28. Captain John G.B. Morrow: March 1963-May 1966
  29. Captain Terence G.V. Percy: May 1966-December 1967
  30. Captain Frank W.Watson: December 1967-October 1969


  1. Admiralty, British. (Jul 1920). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p.694.