8th Frigate Squadron (United Kingdom)
The 8th Frigate Squadron was an administrative unit of the Royal Navy from 1973 to 1993.
|8th Frigate Squadron|
|Active||June 1973 – 1993|
|First||Captain Richard J. Bates|
|Last||Captain David A.J. Blackburn|
During its existence, the squadron included Rothesay-class, Leander-class and Type 22 frigates. Ships from the squadron participated in the Cod Wars, the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, the Falklands War, the Armilla Patrol, and as part of STANAVFORLANT. The squadron was disbanded as part of the Royal Navy's reorganization in the mid-1990s.
|Captain Richard J. Bates||HMS Ajax||June 1973-December 1974|
|Captain David J. Mackenzie||HMS Ajax||December 1974-July 1976|
|Captain Robert R. Squires||HMS Ajax||July 1976-March 1977|
|Captain Peter Cobb||HMS Ajax||March 1977-December 1978|
|Captain Michael J.F. Rawlinson||HMS Ajax||December 1978-July 1980|
|Captain Timothy M. Bevan||HMS Ajax/HMS Ariadne||July 1980-April 1982|
|Captain James L. Weatherall||HMS Andromeda||April 1982-February 1984|
|Captain Michael A.C. Moore||HMS Andromeda||February 1984-September 1985|
|Captain Jeremy T. Sanders||HMS Andromeda||September 1985-March 1987|
|Captain Neil E. Rankin||HMS Andromeda||March 1987-1988|
|Captain Christopher L. Wreford-Brown||HMS Cornwall||1988-January 1989|
|Captain Richard T.R. Phillips||HMS Cornwall||January 1989-1990|
|Captain Paul Branscombe||HMS Cornwall||1990-1992|
|Captain David A.J. Blackburn||HMS Cornwall||1992-1993|
- Royal Navy Senior Appointments, Colin Mackie
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