Flag Officer, First Flotilla

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Office of the
Flag Officer, First Flotilla
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Navy Department (1967-1972)
AbbreviationFOF1
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Fleet
NominatorSecond Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
AppointerSecretary of State for Defence
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer Flotillas, Western Fleet
Flag Officer Flotillas, Far East Station
FormationNovember, 1969
First holderRear-Admiral John Ernle Pope
Final holderVice-Admiral A. Peter Woodhead
Abolished1990
SuccessionNone

The Flag Officer, First Flotilla (FOF1) [1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1971 to 1990. The officer commanded the 1st Flotilla.

History

Following the further downsizing of the Royal Navy the Western Fleet and Far East Fleet were merged into the single Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1971. Within this new structure three rear-admirals' appointments were created, the Flag Officer First Flotilla, Flag Officer Second Flotilla and Flag Officer, Carriers and Amphibious Ships.[2] In 1990 the First, Second and Third Flotillas were unified to create a single command and formation called the Surface Flotilla.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[3][4][5]

  1. Rear-Admiral John Ernle Pope June 1971-July 1971 (previously Flag Officer (Flotillas) Western Fleet)
  2. Rear-Admiral Arthur M. Power: July 1971-January 1973
  3. Vice-Admiral Iwan G. Raikes: January 1973-March 1974
  4. Vice-Admiral Henry C. Leach: March 1974-November 1975
  5. Vice-Admiral Anthony S. Morton: November 1975-March 1977
  6. Rear-Admiral Robert R. Squires: March 1977-October 1978
  7. Rear-Admiral David J. Hallifax: October 1978-April 1980
  8. Rear-Admiral D. Conrad Jenkin: April 1980-July 1981
  9. Rear-Admiral Sir John F. Woodward: July 1981-April 1983
  10. Rear-Admiral J. Jeremy Black: April 1983-April 1984
  11. Rear-Admiral Robin I.T. Hogg: April 1984-October 1986
  12. Vice-Admiral John B. Kerr: October 1986-July 1988
  13. Vice-Admiral John F. Coward: July 1988-September 1989
  14. Vice-Admiral A. Peter Woodhead: September 1989 – 1990

Note: the office is re-designated Flag Officer, Surface Flotilla.

See also

References

  1. "Rear Admiral Jeremy Black (Hansard, 25 January 1984)". hansard.millbanksystems.com. Hansard, vol 52 c585W. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. Roberts, John (2009). Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 9781848320437.
  3. Smith, Gordon. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013:FLEET ORGANISATION, 1981-2002". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 12 July 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  4. Mackie.pp.215-217.
  5. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". gulabin.com. pp.214-215, Colin Mackie, April 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.

Bibliography

  • Mackie, Colin. (April 2019) "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Colin Mackie. Scotland, UK.
  • Roberts, John (2009). Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 9781848320437.
  • Smith, Gordon. (2015) "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013:FLEET ORGANISATION, 1981-2002". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith.