Flag Officer, Ceylon

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Flag Officer, Ceylon
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Preceding
post:
Naval Officer in Charge, Ceylon
Abbrev:F.O.CEY.
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service Branch:Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
HQ:Colombo, Ceylon
Commands:Ceylon
Appointed by:First Lord of the Admiralty
Reports to:Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet (1942-44)
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet (1944-45)
Term:2-4 years
First Holder:Rear-Admiral Arthur Duncan Read
Abolished:20 September, 1945
Final Holder:Rear-Admiral Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson
Succeeding
post:
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon

The Flag Officer, Ceylon was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created during World War Two. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Ceylon.

Office Holders

Included:[1]

Flag Officer, Ceylon
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur Duncan Read 14 May 1942 – August 1943
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Victor Hilary Danckwerts August 1943 – March 1944, (died in office)
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson March 1944 – 20 September, 1945

Additional Notes

(reporting to Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet till November, 1944 after Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet)

References

  1. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939–1945: EASTERN FLEET 1.1942-EAST INDIES FLEET 11.44-". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2019.