Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon

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Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Flag Officer, Ceylon
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service Branch:Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
HQ:Colombo, Ceylon
Appointed by:First Lord of the Admiralty
Reports to:Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet (1945-46)
Term:2-4 years
Established:20 September, 1945
First Holder:Rear-Admiral Arthur Duncan Read
Abolished:1 November 1946
Final Holder:Rear-Admiral Randolph Stewart Gresham Nicholson
Captain-in-Charge, Ceylon

The Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created during and shortly after World War Two. The office holder was responsible for the naval command of Ceylon.

Office Holders

Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png John Maurice Mansfield 20 September, 1945 – 1 November 1946.[1][2][3]


  1. Admiralty, British. (July 1946) The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p.1870.
  2. Commons, House of. "Naval Commands and Flag Officers (Hansard, 10 April 1946)". api.parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  -  M". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houtermand and Koppes. Retrieved 1 September 2020.