Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations
|Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations|
|Department of Admiralty (1943-1945)|
|Member of||Board or Committee Here|
|Reports to||Fifth Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Air Services|
|Nominator||First Lord of the Admiralty|
|Appointer||First Lord of the Admiralty|
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
|Term length||not fixed|
usually 1-4 years
|Precursor||Rear-Admiral, Naval Air Stations|
|First holder||Rear-Admiral Cloudesley Robinson|
|Final holder||Vice-Admiral Cloudesley Robinson|
The Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations was a senior British Royal Navy appointment from April 1943 to May 1945. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Fleet Air Arm. In June, 1945 the office was renamed Admiral (Air).
The post of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations was established in April 1943 to provide land based support for the Fleet Air Arm, that was transferred from the RAF to the Royal Navy. The office holder was originally styled Rear Admiral, Naval Air Stations and was responsible for building and developing naval air stations with different capabilities. In June, 1945 the post was re-styled Admiral (Air).
- Rear-Admiral Cloudesley Varyl Robinson, April 1943 – January 1945 (promoted to V.Adm in January 1945).
- Vice-Admiral Cloudesley Varyl Robinson, January 1945 – May, 1945.
- Rear-Admiral, Naval Air Stations (1939–1943)
- Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations (1943–1945)
- Admiral (Air) (1945–1947)
- Flag Officer, Air (Home) (1947–1963)
- Flag Officer, Naval Air Command (1963–2010)
- Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation and Carriers) (2010–present).
- Watson, Dr Graham. "Royal Navy Organisation in World War 2, 1939–1945". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
- "Sir Cloudesley Varyl Robinson (1883-1959)". collections.rmg.co.uk. Royal Museums Greenwich. Retrieved 18 November 2019.