Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet

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Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet
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Navy Department
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorChief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station
FormationNovember 1962
First holderRear-Admiral Cecil Bryan Durant
Final holderRear-Admiral Francis B. P. Brayne-Nicholls
AbolishedApril 1964
SuccessionChief of Staff to the Commander, Far East Fleet

The Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet [1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. He was the commander-in-chiefs principal staff officer and superintended the Far East Fleet Headquarters on a day to day basis. He was responsible for the coordination, prioritisation and coherence of all staff effort within the HQ..[2]

History

The office was created in November 1962 the first incumbent of the office was Rear-Admiral Bryan C. Durant. He was the |Far East Fleets principal staff officer. The final office holder was Rear-Admiral Francis B. P. Brayne-Nicholls. In April 1964 Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet's title was altered to Commander, Far East Fleet at the same time this office was also renamed to Chief of Staff to the Commander, Far East Fleet.

Role

The Chief of Staff superintended the Far East Fleet Headquarters on a day to day basis. He was responsible for the coordination, prioritisation and coherence of all staff effort within the HQ.

Office Holders

Included:

Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Far East Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Cecil Bryan Durant November, 1962 – July 1963.[3]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Francis B. P. Brayne-Nicholls November, 1962 – April, 1964.[4]

References

  1. Houtermand, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "RN Officers - D - Durant, Cecil Bryan; Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Far East Fleet [HMS Terror]". unithistories. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. Mackie, Colin (February 2020). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. p. 153. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  3. Mackie. p.154.
  4. Mackie. p.154.