Ensign of the Royal Navy
|Part of||Fleet Command|
|First||Vice-Admiral A. Peter Woodhead|
|Last||Rear-Admiral Alexander K. Backus|
When a single Fleet Command was created in 1971, three major components were also created: First Flotilla, Second Flotilla and Flag Officer, Carriers and Amphibious Ships, each held by a rear-admiral. In 1990 the First Flotilla was re-designated Surface Flotilla. In April 1992, the system was changed when the Third Flotilla was abolished and the remaining two flotilla commanders became: Flag Officer, Surface Flotilla – responsible for operational readiness and training – and Flag Officer, UK Task Group – who would command any deployed task group.
Flag Officer Surface Flotilla
At various times included:
|3rd Destroyer Squadron||1990–2002|||
|5th Destroyer Squadron||1990–2002|||
|1st Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|3rd Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|4th Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|5th Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|6th Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|7th Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
|8th Frigate Squadron||1990–2002|||
- Roberts, John (2009). Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy. Barnsley, England: Seaforth Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 9781848320437.
- Watson, Dr Graham; Smith, Gordon (12 July 2015). "Royal Navy Organisation and Ship Deployment 1947–2013". www.naval-history.net. G. Smith. Retrieved 21 September 2019.