§ 77. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many admirals and other officers of equivalent Flag rank are serving in the Mediterranean; and how many ships of frigate class or above are in commission in that area.
Seven officers of Flag rank are serving in British appointments on the Mediterranean Station. This figure includes the Admirals Superintendent of the Dockyards at Malta and Gibraltar, the Flag Officer, Middle East, in Cyprus,210W and the Surgeon Rear-Admiral. Twenty-three ships of the size of frigate and above are in commission in the Mediterranean Fleet today. The Mediterranean Fleet also includes submarines, minesweepers, the amphibious warfare squadron, and the ships of the reserve fleet. There is also a naval air station in Malta.