Red Sea and Canal Area

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Red Sea and Canal Area Command
HMS Stag
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1942–1945
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
TypeStation
Part ofEastern Fleet, (1942-1944)
East Indies Fleet, (1944-45)
HM Naval BasePort Said , Egypt, (1942-43)
Port Tewfik, Egypt, (1943-1945)

Red Sea and Canal Area was naval command of the British Royal Navy, it was established in 1942 and deactivated in 1945. At various times it encompassed a shore bases, naval formations and other ships not attached to other formations. Command was usually vested in a Commodore or Rear-Admiral.

In Command

Flag Officer Commanding, Red Sea and Canal Area, (1942-1943)

Commodore Red Sea and Canal Area (1943-44)

Commodore Red Sea and Canal Area
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Douglas Young-Jamieson 28 December 1943 – 31 October 1944 [1]

Senior Naval Officer Red Sea and Canal Area (1944-45)

Senior Naval Officer Red Sea and Canal Area
Rank Flag Name Term
1 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Douglas Young-Jamieson 31 October 1943 – July, 1945.

Components

HMS Stag (shore establishment), which was the name used for the base for British naval personnel in Egypt. First established at Ismailia from 1940 to 1941 the commanded by the Senior British Naval Officer, Suez Canal Area. It then became the base port name for Port Said until May 1949. There were other bases at Adabya, Kabrit, Generiffa, Port Tewfik.

  1. Aden Naval Base
  2. Port Said Naval Base
  3. Port Sudan Naval Base

References

  1. The Navy List. London, England: H. M. Stationery Office. November 1944. p. 2264.