Flag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station

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Office of the
Flag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station
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Department of Admiralty
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorVice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet
Formation1948
First holderRear-Admiral Alexander Madden
Final holderRear-Admiral John Byng Frewen
Abolished1962
SuccessionFlag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Fleet

The Flag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created on 21 January, 1948 until November, 1962. The office holder was the deputy of the Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station and the main seagoing commander of the Far East Station.

History

In December 1944 the British pacific Fleet was formed the C-in-C, BPF appointed a deputy seagoing commander called Vice-Admiral, Second-in-Command, British Pacific Fleet. In September, 1946 the Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet then headquartered in Sydney, Australia moved his headquarters and staff to Hong Kon.[1] The new HQ became known as the Far East Station.[2] On 15 September, 1948 his tile was changed to Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station, at which point the British Pacific Fleet officially ceased to exist.[3] at the same time C-in-C. FES appointed a deputy seagoing commander title as Flag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station.

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Second-in-Command, Far East Station
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Alexander Madden 21 January, 1948 – 17 December 1950. [4]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png William Gerrard Andrewes 17 December 1950 – October 1951.[5]
3 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Eric George Anderson Clifford CB 21 January, 1948 – 17 December 1950. [4]
4 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Gerald Vaughan Gladstone 1953 – 1955 [6]. [4]
5 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Laurence George Durlacher 1957 – 1958
6 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Varyl Cargill Begg 1958 – 1960
7 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Michael Le Fanu 1960 – 1961
8 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png John Byng Frewen 1961 – November, 1962

References

  1. Hobbs, David. "THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET IN 1945 A Commonwealth effort and a remarkable achievement" (PDF). navy.gov.au. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. Hobbs. pp. 347-377.
  3. Hobbs. pp. 347-377.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  5. HMAS Sydney Record of Proceedings November 1953
  6. Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives