Flag Officer, Levant and Eastern Mediterranean

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Levant and Eastern Mediterranean
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AbbreviationFOLEM
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer, Eastern Mediterranean
Formation1944
First holderVice-Admiral Sir William George Tennant
Final holderVice-Admiral Sir William George Tennant
Abolished1946
SuccessionFlag Officer, Liaison Middle East


Flag Officer, Levant and Eastern Mediterranean[1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from established in October 1944 after the previous office of Flag Officer, Eastern Mediterranean was renamed. The office existed until August, 1946 when this office was abolished and renamed Flag Officer, Liaison Middle East.[2]

The office holder was responsible for the control and direction of the naval command Levant and Eastern Mediterranean, and from January 1944 the post holder reported to the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet.

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Levant and Eastern Mediterranean
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Vice-Admiral Flag of Vice-Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Sir William George Tennant October 1944 - August 1946 [3]

References

  1. "Tennant, Sir William George, Admiral, 1890-1963". collections.rmg.co.uk. Greenwich, London, England.: Royal Museums Greenwich. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  2. Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939-1945". naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  3. Cook, Chris (2006). The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives: Sources Since 1945. Cambridge, England: Routledge. p. 192. ISBN 9780415327404.