Flag Officer, Malayan Area

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Malayan Area
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Admiralty
AbbreviationFOMALA
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet (1946-48)
Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station (1948-51)
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorFlag Officer, Malaya
Formation1946
First holderRear-Admiral:Henry Jack Egerton
Final holderRear-Admiral: Hugh Webb Faulkner
Abolished1951
SuccessionFlag Officer, Malaya

The Flag Officer, Malayan Area[1] was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1946 to 1951. The office holder was responsible for the command the Malayan Area.

History

In April 1946 the earlier office of Flag Officer, Malaya was renamed to Flag Officer, Malayan Area. This office holder was responsible for the naval command Malayan Area that was a subcommand of the British Pacific Fleet then Far East Station. The officer reported directly to the Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet (1946-48) [2] then the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station (1948-51). It existed until 1951 when the office was abolished and renamed back to its former name.

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Malayan Area
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Henry Jack Egerton April 1946 – December 1947.[3]
2 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Clifford Caslon December 1947 – January 1950.
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Hugh Webb Faulkner January 1950 – December 1951.[4]

References

  1. "Rear Admiral George Thring". The Daily Telegraph. London, England. 31 December 2001. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. Benbow, Tim (2013). Dimensions of Counter-insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice. Cambridge. England.: Routledge. p. 88. ISBN 9781136790034.
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: E". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  4. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: F". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 24 March 2021.