Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationF.O.C.T.
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Western Approaches (1943-1945)
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorDivisional Naval Transport Officer, Glasgow
Formation1943
First holderVice-Admiral Sir Arthur Lumley St George Lyster
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir Arthur Lumley St George Lyster
Abolished1945
SuccessionSenior Naval Officer, Cardiff

The Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration was a Senior Royal Navy flag officer appointment established during world war two. The office holder was responsible for control and direction of the Combined Training command at Largs in Scotland .[1].


History

Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration was a post created in 27 April 1943. The office holder was responsible all Carrier Training and Administration for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm he had oversight in 3 specific areas of naval aviation Carrier Training, Ground Training and administration. On 17 March, 1945 the office was abolished and two separate flag officer posts supervising different areas of naval aviation training were created those being the Flag Officer, Flying Training, the Flag Officer, Ground Training and later in 1949 the Rear-Admiral, Reserve Aircraft.[2].

Office Holders

  • Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Lumley St George Lyster, 27 April, 1943 – 17 March, 1945.[3].

References

  1. Naval Aviation Organisation: Admiralty Organisation: Command Organisation, Flight Magazine, 20 April 1951.
  2. Flight Magazine, 20 April 1951.
  3. Flight Magazine, 20 April 1951.