Gulf Naval Command

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Gulf Naval Command
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeNaval Station
Part ofMiddle East Command (1966-1972)
Garrison/HQHMS Juffair, RN Base, Bahrain.
FirstCommodore Thomas Evelyn Fanshawe
LastCommodore Sir Peter Anson

The Gulf Naval Command was an area command of the British Royal Navy established on October 1966 to replace the Persian Gulf Station as part of Britain’s defence cut backs in her overseas defence commitments. It was a sub command of Middle East Command under the Flag Officer, Middle East. It continued to operate until 1972 when it was deactivated.

In Command

Commander Naval Forces, Gulf
Rank Insig/Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Commodore UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Thomas Evelyn Fanshawe October 1966-December 1968 reporting to the FOME.[1]
2 Commodore UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Kenneth Lee-White, MBE December 1968-September 1970 reporting to the FOME.
3 Commodore UK-Navy-OF6-Flag.svg Sir Peter Anson , Bt. September 1970-1972 reporting to the FOME.


  1. "Captain Thomas Fanshawe". Daily Telegraph London. 26 June 2000. Retrieved 14 July 2018.