Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command
|Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command|
|Ministry of Defence|
|Member of||Admiralty Board, Navy Board, Navy Command|
|Reports to||First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff|
|Nominator||Secretary of State for Defence|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed (typically 1–4 years)|
|First holder||Admiral Sir John Frewen|
|Final holder||Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery|
|Succession||First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff|
Prior to the formation of this command the Royal Navy has usually been split into several commands, each with its own Commander-in-Chief. In July 1969 Naval Home Command was created following the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth being combined to create the single new post of Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command (CINCNAVHOME). In 1994 the post of Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command was held jointly with that of the Second Sea Lord following the rationalisation of the British Armed Forces following the end of the Cold War. In 2012, separate existing senior commands were discontinued, with full operational command being vested instead in the First Sea Lord.
The Commander-in-Chief was responsible for maintaining operational capability by providing correctly trained manpower to the fleet, the office existed from 1969 to 2012.
- Admiral Sir John Byng Frewen, 1969 – March 1970
- Admiral Sir Horace Law, March 1970 – May 1972
- Admiral Sir Andrew Lewis, May 1972 – July 1974
- Admiral Sir Derek Empson, July 1974 – November 1975
- Admiral Sir Terence Lewin, November 1975 – March 1977
- Admiral Sir David Williams, March 1977 – March 1979
- Admiral Sir Richard Clayton, March 1979 – July 1981
- Admiral Sir James Eberle, July 1981 – December 1982
- Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, December 1982 – October 1985
- Admiral Sir Peter Stanford, October 1985 – October 1987
- Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, October 1987 – October 1989
- Admiral Sir Jeremy Black, October 1989 – March 1991
- Admiral Sir John Kerr, March 1991 – March 1994
- Admiral Sir Michael Layard, March 1994 – March 1995
- Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, May 1995 – September 1997
- Admiral Sir John Brigstocke, September 1997 – 2000
- Admiral Sir Peter Spencer, January 2000 – January 2003
- Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, January 2003 – October 2005
- Vice-Admiral Sir Adrian Johns, October 2005 – July 2008
- Vice-Admiral Sir Alan Massey, July 2008 – July 2010
- Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery, July 2010 – October 2012
In 2012 the appointment of separate Commanders-in-Chief was discontinued with full operational command being transferred to the First Sea Lord.
Subordinate Flag Officers
- Admiral Commanding, Reserves, 1969–1976)
- Admiral-Superintendent Portsmouth, (1969–1971)
- Admiral-Superintendent, Devonport, (1969–1970)
- Chief Executive Officer, Marine Services (Serco)
- Chief of Staff, Naval Home Command, (1969–2008)
- Commodore, Clyde Submarine Base, (1969-2012)
- Flag Officer Commanding, Royal Yachts, (1969–1997)
- Flag Officer Medway, (1969-1983)
- Flag Officer Plymouth (1969–1996)
- Flag Officer Portsmouth Area (1969-1971)
- Flag Officer Portsmouth (1975–1996)
- Flag Officer Spithead (1971–1975)
- Flag Officer Training and Recruitment. (FOTR)
- Port Admiral Devonport, (1970–1996)
- Port Admiral Portsmouth, (1971–1996)
- Port Admiral, Chatham, (1971–1983)
- Senior Naval Officer, Northern Ireland, (1969–1970)
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