Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches

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Office of the
Flag Officer Commanding, Gibraltar and Mediterranean Approaches
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationFOGMA
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorVice-Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar
Formation1943
First holderVice-Admiral, Sir Harold Martin Burrough
Final holderVice-Admiral Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley
Abolished1946
SuccessionVice-Admiral-in-Charge, Gibraltar

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

Office Holders

  1. Vice-Admiral, Sir Harold Martin Burrough, 28 December, 1943 - 14 January, 1945.[1]
  2. Rear-Admiral Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, 14 January, 1945 - 15 August, 1945.
  3. Vice-Admiral Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, 15 August, 1945 - 1 June, 1946.[2] (also Admiral-Superintendent, Gibraltar Dockyard).

References

  1. Whitby, Michael (2011). Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard. Vvancover: UBC Press. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-7748-4037-8.
  2. Playfair, Ian Stanley Ord (1954). "Appendix 1: Principal Commanders and Staff Officers". The Mediterranean and Middle East. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 859.

Sources

  1. Whitby, Michael (2011). Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard. Vvancover: UBC Press. ISBN 978-0-7748-4037-8.