Fleet Commander

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The Fleet Commander is a senior Royal Navy post, responsible for the operation, resourcing and training of the ships, submarines and aircraft, and personnel, of the Naval Service. He provides ships, submarines and aircraft ready for operations and is based at Navy Command Headquarters. The British Army equivalent is Commander Land Forces. There is no direct equivalent in the Royal Air Force as leadership of Headquarters Air Command is vested in the Chief of the Air Staff.[1][2]

History[edit]

The post was created in April 2012 following a reorganisation of the Royal Navy and a re-designation of the former role of Commander-in-Chief Fleet.[3]

Responsibilities[edit]

The Fleet Commander's purpose is to provide ships, submarines and aircraft ready for any operations that the Government requires.[3]

Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff[edit]

Post holders have included:

Deputy Fleet Commander[edit]

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