Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron, Home Fleet

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron, Home Fleet
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Department of Admiralty (1953-1964)
AbbreviationFOHSHF
Member ofBoard or Committee Here
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Home Fleet
NominatorFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer, 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron
FormationDecember, 1952
First holderRear-Admiral Caspar John
Final holderRear-Admiral Walter T. Couchman
AbolishedDecember, 1953
SuccessionFlag Officer, Aircraft Carriers

The Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron, Home Fleet was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from December, 1952 to December, 1953. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Home Fleet, Heavy Squadron.

History

In February 1947 the 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron was formed under the command of Flag Officer, 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron as part of the Home Fleet. In December 1952 the squadron was renamed the Heavy Squadron, [1] and subsequently its commander was renamed Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron, Home Fleet. In December 1953 office of Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron was renamed to Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers.[2]

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Heavy Squadron, Home Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term Notes
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Caspar John December 1952 – July, 1952
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Walter Thomas Couchman July, 1952 – December 1953

References

  1. Heathcote, T. A. (2002). British Admirals of the Fleet: 1734-1995. Barnsley, England: Pen and Sword. p. 138. ISBN 9781473812703.
  2. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947-2013". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 12 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2019.