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New Commodore Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Assistant Chief of Staff Afloat Support

New Commodore Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Assistant Chief of Staff Afloat Support

03/10/2013

Under a grey Portsmouth sky the new Commodore of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary has formerly taken over from his predecessor

I wish you all continued success, lots of fun and a great future for the RFA. Be proud.
Commodore Bill Walworth

Commodore Rob Dorey becomes the nineteenth COMRFA since the post was created in 1951 as he assumes the responsibility from Commodore Bill Walworth CBE.

Speaking of the appointment, Cdre Dorey (50) said,

“It is an honour to be given the responsibility for taking the Royal Fleet Auxiliary forward as a World Class, Cost Effective, Maritime Operational Support Force.”

“The challenge will be to match finances with expectations but the investment in the new Tide Class Tankers is a strong indication of the trust and value placed in the RFA and all that we do,”

he added.

As well as responsibility for the ships and people of the RFA, the role of Assistant Chief of Staff (Afloat Support) also encompasses that of Senior Responsible Owner for delivering the new Tide-Class Tankers and the Heavy Replenishment-at-Sea programmes.

Commodore Walworth, who is retiring, had this message for the RFA Service,

“I have represented you all on countless occasions over the past five years, always promoting our people, ships and success; I’m proud to have done so.

"I wish you all continued success, lots of fun and a great future for the RFA.

"Be proud.”
 

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