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Originally the War Office was established The Secretary of State for War also called the War Secretary was the Secretary of State responsible for the activities of the British army. The position of Secretary of State for War, was created as a cabinet post in 1794 and as the political head of the British army, and originally only concerned he was only concerned with military operations. The administration and financial management for the British army was the responsibility Secretary at War and running the business of the War office. the office holder would later became responsible for the War Office and the administration of the Army in 1854.[1] In 1801 the post was renamed Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.[2] In 1854 the position of Secretary of State for War was re-instated this office absorbed the responsibilities of the Secretary at War and became the new head of the War Office . In 1946, the three posts of Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty, and Secretary of State for Air became formally subordinated to that of Minister of Defence. In 1964 the War Office along with the other two service ministry's the Air Ministry and Department of Admiralty were absorbed into the (MOD). They became ministerial service departments in the new organisation, the Army Department, the Navy department and the Air Department. This post along with the other cabinet level ministers were renamed and became junior ministers in charge of the service departments in the new organisation.[3]

American Revolutionary War

Head of State of Great Britain & Senior Government officials
No. Title Name Dates Head of
1. King of Great Britain George III 1760 – 1801 State & Commander-in-Chief, British Armed Forces
2. Prime Minister of Great Britain Frederick North, Lord North 1770 – 1782 British Government
3. Prime Minister William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne 1782 – 1783 ditto
4. Secretary of State for the Colonies George Germain 1775 – 1782 Colonial Office
5. First Lord of the Admiralty John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich 1771 - 1783 Department of Admiralty
6. First Lord of the Admiralty Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel 1782 – 1783 ditto
7. Secretary at War The Viscount Barrington 1765 – 1778 War Office
8. Secretary at War Charles Jenkinson 1778 – 1782 ditto
Senior British Army Commanders
No. Title Service Dates Unit/Formation
1. Commander-in-Chief, North America British Army 1775 – 1783 British Army, North America
2. Commander-in-Chief, India British Army 1775 – 1783 British Indian Army
Senior British Navy Commanders
No. Title Service Dates Unit/Formation
1. Commander-in-Chief, North America Station Royal Navy 1775 – 1783 North America Station. RN.
2. Commander-in-Chief,Jamaica Royal Navy 1775 – 1783 Jamaica Station
3. Commander-in-Chief, Newfoundland Royal Navy 1775 – 1783 Newfoundland Station
4. Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands Royal Navy 1775 – 1783 Leeward Islands Station
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