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

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Office of the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Navy Department (Ministry of Defence)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral Edmund N. Poland
Formation1967-1971

The Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Western Fleet. was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. He was the commander-in-chiefs principal staff officer providing administrative support from October 1967 to November 1971 .

History

The office was created in October 1971 the first incumbent of the office was Rear-Admiral Edmund N. Poland. The Chief of Staff, Western Fleet was formally known as Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Western Fleet. He was the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet principal staff officer providing administrative support from October 1967 to November 1971. The final office holder was Vice-Admiral John Ernle Pope.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[1]

Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Edmund N. Poland October 1967 – December 1967
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Peter W.B. Ashmore December 1967 – December 1969
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Ian W. Jamieson December 1969 – October 1971
4 Vice-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png John Ernle Pope October 1971 -November 1971

Footnotes

  1. Mackie, Colin (August 2018). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. C. Mackie. Retrieved 4 September 2019.