Flag Officer, Ground Training

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Office of the Flag Officer, Ground Training
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Admiralty, Ministry of Defence
Reports toFlag Officer, Air (Home), later Flag Officer, Naval Air Command
NominatorFirst Sea Lord
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holderRear-Admiral Douglas H. Everett
FormationJanuary 1949–1957

The Flag Officer, Ground Training [1] was a senior Royal Navy appointment responsible for all naval aviation ground training from 1949 to 1957.

History

The office was established in January 1949 following the abolition of the office of Flag Officer, Carrier Training and Administration in 1945 that commands responsibilities were divided to creating subordinate commands each concentrating specific areas of responsibility. The post was abolished in 1957.[2][3]. The office holder reported to Flag Officer, Air (Home).[4]

Flag Officer's, Ground Training

Post holders included:[5]

Ground Training Command

Responsibilities included the administration of six Royal Naval Air Stations at:[6]

  • Royal Naval Air Station, Lee-on-Solent – (HMS Daedalus).
  • Royal Naval Air Station, Arbroath – (HMS Condor).
  • Royal Naval Air Station, Bramcote – (HMS Gamecock).
  • Royal Naval Air Station, Gosport – (HMS Siskin).
  • Royal Naval Air Station, Worthy Down – (Kestral – HMS Ariel).
  • Royal Naval Air Station, St Merryn – (HMS Vulture).

Administration of

  • Royal Naval Barracks, Lee-on-the-Solent.

References

  1. "The Worlds Airforces" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Flight International Magazine, 13 May 1955. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. "Naval Aviation Organization: Admiralty Organization: Command Organization" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Flight Magazine, 20 April 1951. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  3. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". gulabin. Colin Mackie June 2018. p.246. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  4. "The Worlds Airforces" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Flight International Magazine, 13 May 1955. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  5. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". gulabin. Colin Mackie June 2018. p.246. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  6. "The Worlds Airforces" (PDF). flightglobal.com. Flight International Magazine, 13 May 1955. Retrieved 24 November 2019.