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Area Flag Officer, Plymouth

Volume 770: debated on Monday 14 October 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in view of the fact the Naval Command at Devonport is to be reduced in the near future, what is to be the new structure; and, in particular, who will take over the duties of the Commander-in-Chief and the Admiral of Her Majesty's Dockyard.

As announced in Command 3540, as part of the changes in the Naval Shore Command Organisation in the United Kingdom, the duties of Area Flag Officer for the Plymouth Area and Admiral Superintendent Devon-port will be carried out by one Flag Officer. Details of the new structure at Plymouth and elsewhere are still being worked out, and I cannot at this stage forecast who will be appointed to the post at Plymouth.