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Commander-In-Chief, Mediterranean

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1942

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asked the Prime Minister the relationship, or authority, of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, to the Commander-in-Chief, Malta?

The Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, controls the disposition of all His Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean. Those detailed by him to operate from Malta do so under the direction of Vice-Admiral, Malta, who is himself under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, Malta, General Lord Gort, for all purposes in connection with the defence of Malta.