Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands
|Office of the Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands|
|Department of Admiralty|
|Reports to||First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff|
|Nominator||First Lord of the Admiralty|
|Appointer||First Lord of the Admiralty|
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
|Term length||Not fixed|
|Inaugural holder||Vice-Admiral Sir Wilfred Franklin French|
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.
|Flag Officer Commanding, Orkney's and Shetlands|
|1||Vice-Admiral||Sir Wilfred Franklin French||July 1939 – 20 December 1939 |
|2||Vice-Admiral||Sir Hugh Binney||20 December 1939 – 7 January 1942|
|3||Vice-Admiral||Sir Lionel Wells||7 January - October 1943|
|4||Vice-Admiral||Sir Henry Harwood||April 1944 - March 1945|
- Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony (15 September 2017). "Orkneys and Shetlands - The Dreadnought Project".
- Haarr, Geirr H. (2013). The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in Northern Europe September 1939 - April 1940. Seaforth Publishing. pp. 2–16. ISBN 9781473832732.