Flag Officer (Flotillas) Western Fleet

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Office of the
Flag Officer (Flotillas) Western Fleet
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Navy Department
AbbreviationFOFWF
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Western Fleet
NominatorMinister of Defence for the Royal Navy
AppointerSecretary of State for Defence
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
FormationJuly, 1967
First holderRear-Admiral Peter Maxwell Compton
Final holderRear-Admiral John Ernle Pope
AbolishedJune, 1971
SuccessionFlag Officer First Flotilla

The Flag Officer (Flotillas) Western Fleet, (FOFWF) was a senior British Royal Navy appointment. The office holder was responsible for the administration of naval flotillas allocated to the Western Fleet from July 1967 to June 1971.[1]

History

The office was created in July 1967 the first incumbent of the office was Rear-Admiral Peter Maxwell Compton. The final office holder was Rear-Admiral John Ernle Pope. [2]

Office Holders

Post holders included:

Flag Officer (Flotillas) Western Fleet
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Rear-Admiral Flag of Rear-Admiral - Royal Navy.svg Peter Maxwell Compton July 1967 -1968..[3]
2 Rear-Admiral Flag of Rear-Admiral - Royal Navy.svg John Ernle Pope November 1969 - June 1971. [4]

Note: R Adm John Ernle Pope continued as Flag Officer First Flotilla till July 1971.

Footnotes

  1. Ministry of Defence UK, Navy Department (Spring 1968). The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O. p. 445.
  2. Ministry of Defence UK, Navy Department (February 1970). The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O. p. 429.
  3. Navy List. Spring 1968. p. 445.
  4. Navy List. February 1970. p. 429.

Bibliography

  1. Ministry of Defence UK, Navy Department (Spring 1968). The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O.
  2. Ministry of Defence UK, Navy Department (February 1970). The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O.