Flag Officer, Reserves

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Flag Officer, Reserves
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Ensign of the Royal Navy
Preceded by:Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
Abbrev:F.O.Res
Rear Admiral Michael Bath RN. Flag Officer, Reserves in 2018.jpg
IncumbentRear-Admiral: Michael Anthony William Bath
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service Branch:Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
HQ:Navy Command
Commands:Royal Naval Reserve
Appointed by:Secretary of State for Defence
Reports to:Second Sea Lord
Term:2-4 years
Created:1 January 1977
First Holder:Admiral
Sir Terence Lewin
Deputy:Chief of Staff to Flag Officer, Reserves
Active:1977-current

The Flag Officer, Reserves is a senior British Royal Navy appointment that has been created on two occasions, the first from 2005 until 2015 and the second time from July, 2018 to current. It replaced the earlier office of Admiral Commanding, Reserves. The office holder was responsible for the command of the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve.[1]

Office Holders

  1. Admiral Sir Terence Lewin, 1 January 1977 – March 1977
  2. Admiral Sir David Williams, March 1977 – March 1979
  3. Admiral Sir Richard Clayton, March 1979 – July 1981
  4. Admiral Sir James Eberle, July 1981 – December 1982
  5. Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi, December 1982 – October 1985
  6. Admiral Sir Peter Stanford, October 1985 – October 1987
  7. Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward, October 1987 – October 1989
  8. Admiral Sir Jeremy Black, October 1989 – March 1991
  9. Admiral Sir John Kerr, March 1991 – March 1994
  10. Admiral Sir Michael Layard, March 1994 – March 1995
  11. Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, May 1995 – 1996
  12. Rear Admiral John McAnally CB MVO, 1996-1998
  13. Rear Admiral John Chadwick CB, 1998-2001
  14. Rear Admiral Peter R Davies CBE, 2001-2003
  15. Rear Admiral K J Borley, 2003-2005
  16. Rear-Admiral Philip L Wilcocks DSC, 2005 – 2006
  17. Rear-Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt, 2006 – 2008
  18. Rear-Admiral Philip Jones, 2008 – 2009
  19. Rear-Admiral Martin Alabaster, 2009 – 2011
  20. Rear-Admiral Christopher Hockley, 2011 – 2014
  21. Rear-Admiral John Clink , 2014 – 2015
  22. Rear-Admiral Simon Williams CVO, 2005 – 2018
  23. Rear-Admiral Michael Anthony William Bath, 2018 – current.[2]

References

  1. Defence, Ministry of. "New head of the Maritime Reserve takes charge". www.royalnavy.mod.uk. Royal Navy. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. MOD Royal Navy