Office of the Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
Office of the Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
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Preceded by Private Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1903
Abolished 1923
Headquarters London, England
Head Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
Role Coastguard & Reserves
Affiliations Royal Navy
Parent Department Department of Admiralty
Succeeded by Office of the Admiral Commanding Reserves

The Office of the Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves was a senior Royal Navy post who's office holder was responsible for administering Naval Reserves and HM Coast Guard from 1903 to 1923.

1) History

In 1903 responsibility for the HM Coast Guard passed to the Admiralty on 21 May 1903 the office of Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves was established the first incumbent being Admiral Sir Ernest Rice. In March 1923 responsibility for the majority of the functions of the coast guard was passed to two other organisations the Board of Customs and Excise and the Board of Trade. In July 1923 the office was then replaced the Office of the Admiral Commanding, Reserves.

2) Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves

  1. Admiral Ernest Rice: May 1903-February 1905
  2. Admiral Sir Reginald F. H. Henderson: February 1905-December 1909
  3. Admiral Sir Frederick S. Inglefield: December 1909-January 1913
  4. Admiral Sir Arthur M. Farquhar: January 1913-June 1915
  5. Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Alexander E. Bethell: June 1915-November 1916
  6. Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Somerset A. Gough-Calthorpe: November 1916-July 1917
  7. Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil F. Thursby: July 1917-July 1918
  8. Admiral Sir Dudley R. S. de Chair: July 1918-July 1921
  9. Vice-Admiral Sir Morgan Singer: July 1921-July 1923

3) Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiral_Commanding,_Reserves
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