Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet

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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorSecretary of State for Defence
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderAdmiral: Sir John Bush.
Formation1967–1971

The Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet was a senior appointment and command of the Royal Navy. The Western Fleet was the naval formation operating under the post. The office existed from 1967 to 1971 when all remaining fleet level commands were unified into a single command known as the British Fleet.

History

The Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet was a senior appointment and command of the Royal Navy. The Western Fleet was the naval formation operating under the post. The office existed from 1967 to 1971 when all remaining fleet level commands were unified into a single command known as the British Fleet.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[1]

Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet [2]
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir John Bush October 1967 – February 1970
2 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir William O'Brien February 1970 – September 1971
3 Admiral Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore September 1971 – November 1971

Footnotes

  1. Whitaker's Almanacks 1967 – 1971
  2. Government, H.M. (October 1913). "Flag Officers – Vice Admirals". The Navy List. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 87.