Flag Officer, Western Germany

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Flag Officer, Western Germany
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Reports toBritish Naval Commander-in-Chief, Germany
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthNot fixed (typically 1–4 years)
PrecursorFlag Officer, Wilhelmshaven
First holderRear-Admiral Gerard Charles Muirhead-Gould
Final holderRear-Admiral Gerard Charles Muirhead-Gould

Flag Officer, Western Germany was a senior British Royal Navy appointment established in 1945 as the succeeding office to the Flag Officer, Wilhelmshaven. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Western Germany that was a subcommand of the Germany command.

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Western Germany
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Gerard Charles Muirhead-Gould 1945–1946 [1]


  1. "HyperWar: London Gazette No. 38171". www.ibiblio.org. United States: University of South Carolina. 6 January 1948. Retrieved 23 October 2018.