Senior Officer, Red Sea Force

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Office of the
Senior Officer, Red Sea Force
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Admiralty
AbbreviationS.O.R.S.F.
AppointerFirst Lord of the Admiralty
Term lengthnot fixed
usually 1-4 years
PrecursorNaval Officer-in-Charge, East Africa and Zanzibar
Formation24 May 1939
First holderRear-Admiral Arthur John Layard Murray
Final holderRear-Admiral Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax
Abolished21 October 1941
SuccessionFlag Officer Commanding, Red Sea

The Senior Officer, Red Sea Force was a senior British Royal Navy appointment created during World War Two on 24 May 1939. The office holder was responsible for the command of the naval formation the Red Sea Force. On 21 October 1941 his title was altered to Flag Officer Commanding, Red Sea.

Office Holders

Senior Officer, Red Sea Force
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur John Layard Murray 24 May 1939 - 1 April 1941 [1]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax 1 April 1941 – 21 October 1941 [2]


References

  1. Kindell, Don (14 March 2012). "Admiralty War Diaries: Loss of HMS Khartoum, June 1940". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. Kindell, Don (14 March 2012). "Admiralty War Diaries: Loss of HMS Khartoum, June 1940". www.naval-history.net. Gordon Smith. Retrieved 15 March 2021.