HC Deb 01 December 1920 vol 135 cc1213-4
15. Commander Viscount CURZON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many admirals are now flying their flags in the ships of the Reserve Fleet; whether in all cases these officers have full staffs; what were the dates of their appointment; and in how many cases have they been to sea in their flagships since hoisting their flags?


The Reserve Fleet is under the command of a Vice-Admiral with four Rear-Admirals under him for the administration of the Reserve ships at the various ports. These officers are allowed special reduced staffs.

The dates of their appointments were as follows:—

  • Vice-Admiral Commanding Reserve Fleet, 14th September, 1920.
  • Rear-Admiral Reserve Fleet, the Nore, 17th March, 1920.
  • Rear-Admiral Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth, 23rd April, 1920.
  • Rear-Admiral Reserve Fleet, Devon-port, 9th April, 1920.
  • Rear-Admiral Reserve Fleet, Rosyth, 1st May, 1920.
  • The Vice-Admiral has been to sea in his flagship, but the Rear-Admirals have not been required to proceed to sea.

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