Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth

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Office of the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Rosyth
NominatorCommander-in-Chief, Rosyth
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the King-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorChief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland (1919-1939)
Formation1939
First holderRear-Admiral, William Gordon Benn
Final holderCommodore 2nd Class, J.W. Farquhar
Abolished1946
SuccessionChief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth.

The Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. He was the commander-in-chiefs principal staff officer providing administrative support from August, 1939 to July, 1946

History

The office was created in on 25 August, 1939 the first incumbent of the office was Rear-Admiral William Gordon Benn. TheChief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth, was the principal staff officer at Rosyth Command headquarters until 1946. The final office holder was Commodore 2nd Class J.W. Farquhar. In July, 1946 this office holders title was altered to Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth.

Office Holders

  1. Rear-Admiral, William Gordon Benn, 25 August, 1939 – 15 May, 1942.[1]
  2. Vice-Admiral, The Hon. E.R. Drummond, 15 May, 1942 – August, 1945. (retd).
  3. Commodore 2nd Class, J.W. Farquhar, August, 1945 – July, 1946. (became COS to Flag Officer Commanding, Rosyth).[2]

References

  1. Admiralty, British. (December 1941). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 1192.
  2. Admiralty, British. (July 1946). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 1868.