Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
|Office of the Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet|
Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Navy Department (Ministry of Defence)|
|Reports to||Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet|
|Nominator||Secretary of State for Defence|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–3 years)|
|Inaugural holder||Rear-Admiral Edmund N. Poland|
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 .
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.
Post holders included:
|Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet|
|1||Rear-Admiral||Edmund N. Poland||October 1967 – December 1967|
|2||Rear-Admiral||Peter W.B. Ashmore||December 1967 – December 1969|
|3||Rear-Admiral||Ian W. Jamieson||December 1969 – October 1971|
|4||Vice-Admiral||John Ernle Pope||October 1971 -November 1971|
- Mackie, Colin (August 2018). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin. C. Mackie. Retrieved 4 September 2019.