Flag Officer, Malaya

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Malaya
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Admiralty
AbbreviationFOMA
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Far East Station
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorRear-Admiral, Malaya
Formation1945, 1951
First holderRear-Admiral:Sir John Anthony Vere Morse
Final holderRear-Admiral: Ernest H. Shattock
Abolished1946, 1956
SuccessionFlag Officer, Malayan Area

The Flag Officer, Malayan was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1945 to 1946 when it was renamed Flag Officer, Malayan Area. In December 1951 it reverted back to its original name until April 1956. and again from . The office holder was responsible for the naval command area Malaya.

History

In September 1945 the office of Flag Officer, Malaya was established following the end of World War II. This office holder was responsible for the naval command of Malaya that was a subcommand of the Far East Station. The officer reported directly to the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station until 1946 when the Malaya command was renamed Malayan Area and subsequently the F.O. Malaya was re titled as Flag Officer, Malayan Area until 1951 when the command and F.O. commanding were renamed back to their original name.

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Malaya
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir John Anthony Vere Morse September 1945 – April 1946.[1]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Anthony Follett Pugsley December 1951 – November 1953.[2]
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Ernest H. Shattock November 1953 – April 1956.[3]

References

  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  2. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: P". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: S". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 24 March 2021.