Naval Air Command

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Naval Air Command
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1963-2010
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Commanders
FirstVice-Admiral Sir John Hamilton.
LastRear-Admiral Simon B. Charlier.

Naval Air Command was the successor command to Naval Air Stations Command. It was created in September, 1963 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy administered its worldwide responsibilities. This command was responsible for the control and direction of all Royal Naval Air Stations in the United Kingdom and the Fleet Air Arm. It was controlled and directed by the Flag Officer, Naval Air Command until April, 2010 when it was abolished.

History

In May, 1939 the Admiralty established an Naval Air Stations Command was established to provide land based support for the Fleet Air Arm, that was transferred from the RAF to the Royal Navy. The command was responsible for building, developing operating Royal Naval Air Station's with different capabilities. It was placed under control and direction of the Rear-Admiral, Naval Air Stations until April, 1943 when that office holders tile was altered to Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations. In September 1963 Naval Air Stations Command was renamed Naval Air Command.[1] It existed until April 2010 when it was abolished.

In Command

Flag Officer, Naval Air Command (1963-2010)

References

  1. "Naval Air Command New Title". The Naval Review. London. 52: 73. 1964.