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Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Ministry of Defence
Member of Admiralty Board, Navy Board, Navy Command
Reports to First Sea Lord
Nominator Secretary of State for Defence
Appointer Prime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term length Not fixed (typically 1–4 years)
Inaugural holder Admiral Sir John Frewen
Formation 1969–2012
Naval Home Command
Active 1969–2012
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  Royal Navy
Type Fleet
Garrison/HQ Dockyard Commissioner's house, Portsmouth

The Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command, (CINCNAVHOME)[1] was a senior Royal Navy post that existed from 1969 to 2012. Naval Home Command was a name given to the military formation, establishments, and staff administered under the post.

History

Prior to the formation of this command the Royal Navy has usually been split into several commands, each with its own Commander-in-Chief. In July 1969 the office was created following further downsizing of naval commands within the Royal Navy. This resulted in the offices of the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth being combined to create single new post of Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command (CINCNAVHOME). In 1994 the post of Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command was unified with that of the Second Sea Lord following the rationalisation of the British Armed Forces following the end of the Cold War. In 2012, separate existing senior commands were discontinued, with full operational command being vested instead in the First Sea Lord.

Responsibilities

The Commander-in-Chief was responsible for maintaining operational capability by providing correctly trained manpower to the fleet, the office existed from 1969 to 2012.[2]

Commanders-in-Chief, Naval Home Command

Included:[3]

Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command

In 2012 the appointment of separate Commanders-in-Chief was discontinued with full operational command being transfered to the First Sea Lord.

Chiefs of Staff, Naval Home Command

Included:[4]

  • Rear-Admiral Tim Lees-Spalding: June 1969 – June 1971
  • Rear-Admiral Herbert Gardner: June 1971 – December 1973
  • Rear-Admiral Roderick D. Macdonald: December 1973 – April 1976
  • Rear-Admiral Thomas H. E. Baird: April 1976 – November 1977
  • Rear-Admiral John M. H. Cox: November 1977 – July 1979
  • Rear-Admiral Kenneth H.G. Willis: July 1979 – September 1981
  • Rear-Admiral Trevor O.K. Spraggs: September 1981 – April 1983
  • Rear-Admiral John P. Barker: April 1983 – December 1985
  • Rear-Admiral Peter F. Grenier: December 1985 – April 1987
  • Rear-Admiral Christopher J. Howard: April 1987 – April 1989
  • Rear-Admiral James Carine: April 1989 – October 1991
  • Rear-Admiral J. Robert Shiffner: October 1991 – May 1993
  • Rear-Admiral Jeremy J. Blackham: May 1993 – February 1995
  • Rear-Admiral Rodney B. Lees : February 1995 – January 1998
  • Rear-Admiral Peter A. Dunt: January 1998 – August 2000
  • Rear-Admiral Roger G. Lockwood: August 2000 – September 2002
  • Rear-Admiral Richard F. Cheadle: September 2002 – December 2003
  • Rear-Admiral Richard G. Melly: December 2003 – March 2005
  • Rear-Admiral Michael Kimmons: March 2005 – 2008

Offices under the Commander-in-Chief

Included:[5][6][7][8][9]

See also

References

  1. Eberle, Sir James (2007) (in en). Wider horizons: naval policy & international affairs. Durham, England: Roundtuit Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 9781904499176. https://books.google.lk/books?id=pEAZ_wRi1_UC&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=Commander-in-Chief,+Naval+Home+Command&source=bl&ots=HyKRTuEi7R&sig=yXhKOjposF_DCn8fzJWtydpQYb8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc4IuHzJrYAhUC3Y8KHaKCBMs4ChDoAQhHMAY#v=onepage&q=Commander-in-Chief%2C%20Naval%20Home%20Command&f=false. 
  2. Heyman, Charles (2006) (in en). The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007–2008. Oxford, England: Casemate Publishers. p. 62. ISBN 9781844154890. https://books.google.lk/books?id=ivWARt7QQI4C&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=Naval+Home+Command+Royal+Navy&source=bl&ots=EP1n4HJoCR&sig=lXjUpLDI9F3XgjzURCWmIslDiTQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIwP6Wz5rYAhUBto8KHVxnBfI4FBDoAQgmMAA#v=onepage&q=Naval%20Home%20Command%20Royal%20Navy&f=false. 
  3. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". Colin Mackie, pp.68–70, December 2017. http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Senior%20Royal%20Navy%20Appointments%201865-.pdf. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  4. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Appointments from 1865". Colin Mackie, pp.68–70, December 2017. http://www.gulabin.com/armynavy/pdf/Senior%20Royal%20Navy%20Appointments%201865-.pdf. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  5. Owen, Charles (2015) (in en). No More Heroes: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend. Routledge. p. 189. ISBN 9781317387596. https://books.google.lk/books?id=--KoCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA189&dq=Structure+of+Naval+Home+Command,+Royal+Navy&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD166bi7LYAhUD5o8KHVrZB9AQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=Structure%20of%20Naval%20Home%20Command%2C%20Royal%20Navy&f=false. 
  6. Turner, B. (2017) (in en). The Statesman's Yearbook 2007: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World. Springer. p. 1273. ISBN 9780230271357. https://books.google.lk/books?id=zzQUDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA1273&dq=Structure+of+Naval+Home+Command,+Royal+Navy&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD166bi7LYAhUD5o8KHVrZB9AQ6AEISDAG#v=onepage&q=Structure%20of%20Naval%20Home%20Command%2C%20Royal%20Navy&f=false. 
  7. Murray, Douglas J.; Viotti, Paul R. (1994) (in en). The Defense Policies of Nations: A Comparative Study. JHU Press. p. 300. ISBN 9780801847943. https://books.google.lk/books?id=MCnY_VN9AjIC&pg=PA300&dq=Flag+Officer,+Plymouth,+Naval+Home+Command&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk_dTLjbLYAhUDNI8KHSmxAhIQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=Flag%20Officer%2C%20Plymouth%2C%20Naval%20Home%20Command&f=false. 
  8. Coakes, Elayne; Willis, Dianne; Clarke, Steve (2001) (in en). Knowledge Management in the SocioTechnical World: The Graffiti Continues. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 139. ISBN 9781852334413. https://books.google.lk/books?id=LiRUWpFTdsoC&pg=PA139&dq=Flag+Officer,+Training+and+Recruitment,+Naval+Home+Command&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW08SFjrLYAhUHTI8KHYKNBcYQ6AEINDAC#v=onepage&q=Flag%20Officer%2C%20Training%20and%20Recruitment%2C%20Naval%20Home%20Command&f=false. 
  9. "DEFENCE (NAVY) ESTIMATES, 1969–70, VOTE A (Hansard, 10 March 1969)". Hansard , HC Deb 10 March 1969 vol 779 cc991-1120. http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1969/mar/10/defence-navy-estimates-1969-70-vote-a. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 

Sources

  • Eberle, Sir James (2007). Wider horizons: naval policy & international affairs. Durham, England: Roundtuit Publishing. ISBN 9781904499176.
  • Heyman, Charles (2006). The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007–2008. Oxford, England: Casemate Publishers. ISBN 9781844154890.
  • Mackie, Colin (2017). "British Armed Forces: Royal Navy Appointments from 1865" (PDF). gulabin.com. Scotland, UK.

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