Scotland and Northern Ireland Command

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Scotland and Northern Ireland Command
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Active1948-1950, 1968-1996, 2015-current
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy

Scotland and Northern Ireland Command [1] is a major naval command of the British Royal Navy created on 1 July, 1948 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy administered its worldwide responsibilities. It was defined so by the Department of Admiralty to identify the area jurisdiction of intially the Flag Officer, Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland In 1950 it was renamed Scotland Command, and in 1968 it reverted back to its original name.[2]

For command purposes the Royal Navy was divided into a number of major or local stations, fleets or or other formations, each normally under an admiral or senior officer.[3]

History

Scotland and Northern Ireland is a naval command of the British Royal Navy created on 1 July, 1948 as one of the geographical divisions into which the Royal Navy administered its worldwide responsibilities. It was defined so by the Department of Admiralty to identify the area jurisdiction of initially the Flag Officer, Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland In 1950 it was renamed Scotland Command,[4] and in 1968 it reverted back to its original name until 1996 when it was replaced by the Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland Command.[5] In 2015 it was revived for second time.

In Command

Flag Officer, Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland (1948-1950)

Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Commanding, Scotland and Northern Ireland

  1. Captain: J. W. Boutwood, 1 July, 1948 - October, 1948.[6]

Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland (1968-1996, 2015-2020)

Components

At various times it encompassed naval formations and other ships not attached to other fleets. In addition to shore establishments including, barracks, dockyards, depots, hospitals, refitting and re-supply bases, naval bases or victualling yards. Those components that were part of this station are shown below.

Formations

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Shore Establishments

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Footnotes

  1. Beaver, Paul (1982). Encyclopaedia of the modern Royal Navy: including the Fleet Air Arm & Royal Marines. Annapolis, Maryland, United States.: Naval Institute Press. pp. 42–43, 61. ISBN 978-0-87021-830-9.
  2. "ADMIRALTY (5): Abolition of post of Flag Officer Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland and Reserve Fleet Forth Area: duties taken over by Flag Officer Scotland and Admiral Superintendent Rosyth, and Commander in Chief Plymouth". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. 1950–1951. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. "Records of Stations and Fleets". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. 1702–1969. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. "ADMIRALTY (5): Abolition of post of Flag Officer Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland and Reserve Fleet Forth Area: duties taken over by Flag Officer Scotland and Admiral Superintendent Rosyth, and Commander in Chief Plymouth". discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Kew, Surrey, England.: National Archives UK. 1950–1951. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. "THE SCOTLAND, NORTHERN ENGLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND COMMAND, ROYAL NAVY, (FOSNNI), MARITIME HEADQUARTERS PITREAVIE, OCTOBER 1995". Imperial War Museums. London, England.: Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  6. The Navy List. Oct. 1948. p. 1037.