Red Sea and Canal Area
|Red Sea and Canal Area Command|
|Part of||Eastern Fleet, (1942-1944)|
East Indies Fleet, (1944-45)
|HM Naval Base||Port 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.
Flag Officer Commanding, Red Sea and Canal Area, (1942-1943)
Commodore Red Sea and Canal Area (1943-44)
|Commodore Red Sea and Canal Area|
|1||Commodore 2nd Class||Douglas Young-Jamieson||28 December 1943 – 31 October 1944 |
|Senior Naval Officer Red Sea and Canal Area|
|1||Commodore 2nd Class||Douglas Young-Jamieson||31 October 1943 – July, 1945.|
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.
- The Navy List. London, England: H. M. Stationery Office. November 1944. p. 2264.