Flag Officer, Flying Training

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Flying Training
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Department of Admiralty (1953-1964)
AbbreviationFOFT
Reports toFlag Officer, Air (Home)
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration
FormationSeptember, 1945
First holderRear-Admiral Lachlan Donald Mackintosh
Final holderRear-Admiral Philip D. Gick
AbolishedJuly, 1964
SuccessionFlag Officer, Naval Flying Training

The Flag Officer, Flying Training [1] was a senior Royal Navy appointment responsible for all naval aviation flying training from 1945 to 1964 when the office was renamed to Flag Officer, Naval Flying Training.

History

The command was established in September 1945 when the office of Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration then a three star post was abolished to create three subordinate commands each concentrating on naval aviation training for their respective areas of focus. The post was abolished in 1970.[2].

The officer holder reported to the Flag Officer, Air (Home) from 1945 to 1964.

Office Holders

Post holders included:[3]

References

  1. "FLAG OFFICER FLYING TRAINING'S FAREWELL. 15 OCTOBER 1957, HMS HERON, ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. SEND OFF TO REAR ADMIRAL C L G EVANS, CBE, DSO, DSC, ON HAULING DOWN HIS FLAG AS FLAG OFFICER FLYING TRAINING, TO TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (OFFICERS) AND HEAD OF THE DIRECTORATE OF OFFICER APPOINTMENTS". Imperial War Museums. Imperial War Museum UK 1957. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. "Naval Aviation Organization: Admiralty Organization: Command Organization" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Flight Magazine, 20 April 1951. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". gulabin. Colin Mackie June 2018.p.246. Retrieved 12 June 2018.