Flag Officer, Malta

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Malta
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Department of Admiralty (1948-1964)
Navy Department (1964-1979)
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station (1948-1967)
Commander-in-Chief, Western Fleet (1967-1971)
Commander-in-Chief, Fleet (1971-1979)
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorRear-Admiral, Malta
Formation1948
First holderRear-Admiral Philip Clarke
Final holderRear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil
Abolished1979

The Flag Officer, Malta was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from 1948 to 1979. The office holder was responsible for the command of Malta.

This office was held jointly with that of Admiral-Superintendent, Malta Dockyard until 1959.

Office Holders

  1. Rear-Admiral Philip Clarke (1948–1950)
  2. Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Hawkins (1950–1952 )
  3. Rear-Admiral Jocelyn Salter (1952–1954 )
  4. Rear-Admiral Wilfred Brittain (1954–1957)
  5. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Madden (1957–1959)
  6. Rear-Admiral Derick Hetherington (1959–1961)
  7. Rear-Admiral Viscount Kelburn (1961–1963 )
  8. Rear-Admiral Dudley Davenport (1967–1969 )
  9. Rear-Admiral Derrick Kent (1969–1971 )
  10. Rear-Admiral John Templeton-Cotill (1971–1973 )
  11. Rear-Admiral David Loram (1973–1975)
  12. Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil (1975–1979)