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Office of the Rear-Admiral, Reserve Aircraft
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom
Admiralty, Ministry of Defence
Reports to Flag Officer, Air (Home)
Nominator First Sea Lord
Appointer Prime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term length Not fixed (typically 1–3 years)
Inaugural holder Engineer: Rear-Admiral W. S. Jameson
Formation January 1949-1956

The Rear-Admiral, Reserve Aircraft also known as Rear-Admiral, (E) Reserve Aircraft [1] was a senior Royal Navy appointment responsible for all administering all Naval Air Stations Reserve Aircraft, Aircraft Repair Yards and trials of Aircraft Carriers from 1949 to 1956.

HistoryEdit

The office was established in January 1949 following the abolition of the office of Flag Officer, Carrier Training in 1945 that post holders responsibilities were split up into subordinate commands with specialist areas of responsibility. The post was abolished in 1956.[2] The office holder reported to Flag Officer, Air (Home).[3]

Note: This officer was recruited from the Royal Naval Engineers Branch and usually held the rank of Engineer Rear-Admiral.[4][5]

ResponsibilitiesEdit

Included:[6][7]
  • Administration of Naval Air Stations Reserve Aircraft.
  • Administration of Aircraft Repair Yards.
  • Administering all trials of Aircraft Carriers.

Rear-Admirals's, Reserve AircraftEdit

Post holders included:[8]
  • Rear-Admiral (E): W. S. Jameson, January 1949-January 1951
  • Rear-Admiral (E): Edward Reebeck, February 1951 – 1956 (later received a KBE) [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Service Aviation: Naval Appointments". Flight International Magazine, 25 November 1948, p.644. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1948/1948%20-%202008.PDF. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  2. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". Colin Mackie June 2018.p.246. http://www.gulabin.com/. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  3. "The Worlds Airforces". Flight International Magazine, 13 May 1955. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1955/1955%20-%200632.PDF. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  4. "Service Aviation: Naval Appointments". Flight International Magazine, 25 November 1948, p.644. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1948/1948%20-%202008.PDF. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  5. Harley, Simon; Lovell, Tony. "Engineer Rear-Admiral (Royal Navy) - The Dreadnought Project" (in en). Harley and Lovell, 24 June 2013. http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Engineer_Rear-Admiral_(Royal_Navy). Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  6. "The Worlds Airforces". Flight International Magazine, 13 May 1955. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1955/1955%20-%200632.PDF. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  7. Information, Reed Business (7 May 1959). "Edward Reebeck from the Navy to nuclear engineering" (in en). Reed Business Information. p. 1021. https://books.google.lk/books?id=GZ32oa57QDcC&pg=PA1021&lpg=PA1021&dq=Rear-Admiral,+Reserve+Aircraft,+Royal+Navy&source=bl&ots=ap1hEVH7RW&sig=HgGeMzBVT1w8ZPb3ZBkPBhBhCtM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbtN3YzM3bAhVHrI8KHbPHCz84ChDoAQhPMAc#v=onepage&q=Rear-Admiral%2C%20Reserve%20Aircraft%2C%20Royal%20Navy&f=false. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  8. Mackie, Colin. "Royal Navy Senior Appointments from 1865". Colin Mackie June 2018.p.246. http://www.gulabin.com/. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  9. Information, Reed Business (7 May 1959). "Edward Reebeck from the Navy to nuclear engineering" (in en). Reed Business Information. p. 1021. https://books.google.lk/books?id=GZ32oa57QDcC&pg=PA1021&lpg=PA1021&dq=Rear-Admiral,+Reserve+Aircraft,+Royal+Navy&source=bl&ots=ap1hEVH7RW&sig=HgGeMzBVT1w8ZPb3ZBkPBhBhCtM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjbtN3YzM3bAhVHrI8KHbPHCz84ChDoAQhPMAc#v=onepage&q=Rear-Admiral%2C%20Reserve%20Aircraft%2C%20Royal%20Navy&f=false. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 

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