Suez Canal

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Suez Canal
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active
CountrySultanate of Egypt (1914–1922)
Flag of Egypt 1922–1958.svg.png Kingdom of Egypt (1922–1958)
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Garrison/HQRN Base, Suez Canal

Suez Canal was an area of operations and command of the British Royal Navy established after World War One in 1919.[1]

History

Britain established a naval command at the Port of Suez during World War One. The Suez Canal in Egypt was an important asset for Britain after the Second World War. It was central to maintaining links with its remaining overseas possessions and the main source of oil in the Middle East. Britain had retained a series of military bases in Egypt located along the length of the canal in an area known as the Canal Zone.[2]

In Command

Senior Naval Officer, Suez Canal (1919)

Senior Naval Officer, Suez Canal
Rank Insig Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Captain RN Captain Rank Insignia.png A. H. Buchanan-Woolton August, 1919 [3]

References

  1. Admiralty, British (August 1919). "Other Senior Naval Officers or Officers in Charge at Ports Abroad". The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O. p. 700.
  2. Richard, McDonough (12 June 2018). "What Was The Suez Crisis?". iwm.org.uk. Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  3. Admiralty, British (August 1919). "Other Senior Naval Officers or Officers in Charge at Ports Abroad". The Navy List. London: H.M.S.O. p. 700.