Flag Officer Spithead

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Flag Officer Spithead
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Navy Department
Reports toCommander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command
PrecursorFlag Officer Portsmouth Area
FormationJuly 1971
First holderRear-Admiral Peter G. La Niece
Final holderRear-Admiral Stanley L. McArdle
AbolishedAugust 1975
SuccessionFlag Officer, Portsmouth

The Flag Officer Spithead was a senior Royal Navy appointment first established in July 1971. The office holder was responsible for the command of Spithead and wider Portsmouth area command, that formed a part of Naval Home Command. The appointment continued until August 1975 when it was abolished.[1]

History[edit]

The office of the Flag Officer Spithead was a senior Royal Navy appointment first created in July 1971. The office holder was responsible for the command of Spithead and wider Portsmouth area command, that formed a part of Naval Home Command. The appointment continued until August 1975 when it was abolished.[2]

Office Holders[edit]

  • Rear-Admiral Peter G. La Niece, July 1971 – May 1973[3][4]
  • Rear-Admiral Stanley McArdle, May 1973 – August 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. ^ Mackie, Colin (April 2019). "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland: C. Mackie. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. ^ Hampshire, Arthur Cecil (1975). The Royal Navy since 1945 : its transition to the nuclear age. London: William Kimber & Co Ltd. p. 248. ISBN 9780718300340.
  4. ^ Richardson, J. W. (2014). Disaster Planning: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport, Hants, on 10 and 11 October, 1974. Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 9. ISBN 9781483183435.