1st Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)

The 1st Frigate Squadron was an naval unit of the Royal Navy from 1972 to 2001.

1st Frigate Squadron
ActiveNovember 1972 – December 2001
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
FirstCaptain Geoffrey C. Lloyd
LastCaptain Philip A. Jones

Operational history

During its existence, the squadron included Leander-class and Type 22 frigates. Ships from the squadron participated in the Cod Wars, the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, the Armilla Patrol and the Falklands War. The squadron was disbanded in 2001.


At the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, 24–29 June 1977, 1st Frigate Squadron comprised:[1]

Squadron commander


Captain Geoffrey C. LloydHMS CharybdisNovember 1972-December 1973
Captain John A.F. LawsonHMS CharybdisDecember 1973-April 1975
Captain D. Conrad JenkinHMS GalateaApril–October 1975
Captain William S. GueterbockHMS GalateaOctober 1975-March 1977
Captain David B. NolanHMS GalateaMarch 1977-August 1978
Captain Anthony R. BarndenHMS GalateaAugust 1978-November 1979
Captain Robin I. T. HoggHMS GalateaNovember 1979-January 1981
Captain Timothy M. BevanHMS AjaxJanuary–April 1981
Captain Jeremy M. PorterHMS AjaxApril 1981-May 1983
Captain Peter C. AbbottHMS AjaxMay 1983-December 1984
Captain John F.S. TrinderHMS Ajax/HMS EuryalusDecember 1984 – 1986
Captain David M. JeffreysHMS Euryalus1986-June 1987
Captain Geoffrey A. EadesHMS BeaverJune 1987-March 1988
Captain Andrew B. GoughHMS BeaverMarch–August 1988
Captain Anthony MortonHMS BeaverAugust 1988 – 1990
Captain Roger C. Lane-NottHMS CoventryMarch 1990 – 1991
Captain Stephen E. SaundersHMS Coventry1991-1993
Captain Christopher D. StanfordHMS Coventry1993-1994
Captain Thomas MortonHMS Coventry1994-1996
Captain David A. LewisHMS Boxer1996-1997
Captain Richard J. IbbotsonHMS Beaver/HMS Boxer1997-December 1999
Captain Philip A. JonesHMS CoventryDecember 1999 – 2001


  1. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review (1977) official programme
  2. Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie

See also

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