Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland

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Office of the Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland
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Ensign of the Royal Navy
Department of Admiralty
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Western Approaches (1944-1945)
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term length(typically 1–3 years)
PrecursorFlag Officer-in-Charge, Belfast
First holderRear-Admiral Sir Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan..
Final holderRear-Admiral Sir Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan.
SuccessionFlag Officer, Northern Ireland

The Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland was a senior British Royal Navy appointment established from February, 1944 to 1945. The office holder commanded the larger Northern Ireland Station.


The office was originally established during the second world war as the Flag Officer-in-Charge, Belfast from August, 1939 to February, 1944. The office holder was charged with command of the Belfast Station.[1] In February 1944 that office holders responsibilities were extended his title was altered to Flag Officer-in-Charge, Northern Ireland,[2] now commanding the a larger Northern Ireland Station.

Office Holders


  1. Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Hugh Loraine Bevan, February, 1944 – 1945. (retd).


  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (18 September 2018). "Belfast - The Dreadnought Project". dreadnoughtproject.org. Harley and Lovel. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. Blake, John William (1956). Northern Ireland in the Second World War. London, England.: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 334.
  3. Harley and Lovell. Belfast. 18 September 2018.