Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon

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Flag Officer-in-Charge, Ceylon
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Preceding
post:
Flag Officer, Ceylon
Abbrev:F.O.I.C.CEY.
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
Commands: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
Succeeding
post:
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]

References

  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.