Flag Officer, Western Italy

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Flag Officer, Western Italy
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Western Italy Command
AbbreviationF.O.W.I.T.
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Levant (Sep-Oct 1943)
Commander-in-Chief, Levant Station (Oct-Dec 1943)
Flag Officer, Eastern Mediterranean (Dec 1943-Oct 1944)
Flag Officer, Levant and Eastern Mediterranean (Oct-Dec 1944)
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
Precursor?
Formation1943
First holderRear-Admiral John Anthony Vere Morse
Final holderRear-Admiral John Anthony Vere Morse
Abolished1944
Succession?

The Flag Officer, Western Italy was a senior Royal Navy flag officer appointment created during World War Two. The office holder was responsible for the naval command area Western Italy.[1]

Office Holders

Flag Officer, Western Italy
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png John Anthony Vere Morse 30 September – 24 October, 1944 [2]

References

  1. "ROYAL NAVY AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE. 3 JULY 1944, ROME. THE FLAG OFFICER WESTERN ITALY, REAR ADMIRAL J A V MORSE, CB, OBE, DSC AND MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF HAD A PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE AT THE VATICAN". Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "World War II unit histories & officers: Royal Navy: M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 3 June 2021.