Commander-in-Chief, Leith

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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Leith
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Ensign of the final C-in-C
Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Naval Lord
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral of the Blue, John Byng

The Commander-in-Chief, Leith or formally Commander-in-Chief at Leith and on the Coast of Scotland was a senior Royal Navy appointment established from 1745 to 1825.

The office holder commanded the Leith Station.

Officer Holder


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