Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands

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Office of the Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
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Department of Admiralty
AbbreviationF.O.C.O.S.
Reports toFirst Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
NominatorFirst Lord of the Admiralty
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderVice-Admiral Sir Wilfred Franklin French
Formation1939-1945

The Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands was a senior Royal Navy appointment established during World War Two from July, 1939 to March, 1945. The office holder was an Vice-Admiral who commanded the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.

Officer Holders

Included:[1]

Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Wilfred Franklin French July 1939 – 20 December 1939 [2]
2 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Hugh Binney 20 December 1939 – 7 January 1942
3 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Lionel Wells 7 January - October 1943
4 Vice-Admiral Vice Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Sir Henry Harwood April 1944 - March 1945

References

  1. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (15 September 2017). "Orkneys and Shetlands - The Dreadnought Project".
  2. Haarr, Geirr H. (2013). The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in Northern Europe September 1939 - April 1940. Seaforth Publishing. pp. 2–16. ISBN 9781473832732.