Responsibility for the Naval Reserves has changed over the years. This is a list of the Admirals with that responsibility from 1875 until today.

Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves 1875 – 1923:

 75 – 76          Vice-Admiral Sir J. Walter Tarleton

76 – 79          Vice-Admiral Augustus Phillimore

79 – 82          Rear-Admiral Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh

82 – 85          Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony H. Hoskins

85 – 88          Vice-Admiral John K.E. Baird

88 – 91          Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon

91 – 94          Vice-Admiral Robert O’B. Fitzroy

94 – 97          Vice-Admiral Sir Edward H.Seymour

97 – 00          Vice-Admiral Sir Compton E. Domvile

00 – 03          Vice-Admiral Sir Gerard H. U. Noel

03 – 05          Vice Admiral Sir Ernest Rice KCB

05 – 09          Vice Admiral Sir Reginald F H Henderson KCB

09 – 12          Vice Admiral Sir Frederick S Inglefield KCB FRGS

13 – 15          Vice Admiral Sir Arthur M Farquar KCB MVO

15 – 16          Admiral Hon Sir Alexander Edward Bethell GCMG KCB

16 – 17          Actg Admiral The Hon Sir Somerset A Gough-Calthorpe GCB GCMG CB MVO

17 – 18          Vice Admiral Sir Cecil F Thursby KCB KCMG

18 – 21          Vice Admiral Sir Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair KCB KCMG MVO

21 – 23          Admiral Sir Morgan Singer KCB KCVO

Admiral Commanding Reserves 1923 – 1977:

23 – 25          Vice Admiral Sir Hugh Henry Darby Tothill KCB KCMG KCVO

25 – 27          Admiral Sir Lewis Clinton-Baker KCB KCVO CBE

27 – 29          Vice Admiral Sir Arthur A M Duff KCB

29 – 31          Vice Admiral Sir John D Kelley KCB

31 – 33          Vice-Admiral Henry W Parker CB CMG

33 – 36          Vice Admiral George K Chetwode CB CBE

36 – 38          Vice Admiral Sir Henry John Studholme Brownrigg KBE CB DSO

38 – 41          Vice Admiral Sir Noel F Laurence DSO* CB KCB

41 – 41          Rear Admiral Vernon Saumarez Butler DSO

41 – 44          Vice Admiral J P Vivian CB

45 – 47          Vice Admiral Charles Morgan CB

47 – 49          Vice Admiral Sir Wilfrid R Patterson CB

49 – 50          Vice Admiral the Hon. Sir Guy H E Russell

50 – 52          Vice Admiral Sir William R Slayter

52 – 53          Vice Admiral John Arthur Symons Eccles CBE KCVO

53 – 55          Vice Admiral A K Scott-Moncrieff CB CBE DSO*

55 – 56          Vice Admiral John W Cuthbert

56 – 58          Vice Admiral G Thistleton-Smith

58 – 60          Vice Admiral Sir W K Edden

60 – 62          Vice Admiral Sir R Alastair Ewing

62 – 65          Rear Admiral Hugh Colenso Martell CB

65 – 68          Rear Admiral Geoffrey Harry Carew-Hunt

68 – 70          Rear Admiral Basil Charles Godfrey Place VC CB

70 – 72          Rear Admiral Ian David McLaughlan

72 – 74          Rear Admiral Ian Robertson CB DSC (RNVR)

74 – 77          Rear Admiral Hubert W E Hollins

Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command:

77 – 79           Admiral Sir David Williams

79- 81            Admiral Sir Richard Clayton

81 – 83           Admiral Sir James Eberle

83 – 84           Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi

84 – 87           Admiral Sir Peter Stanford

87 – 89           Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward

89 – 91           Admiral Sir Jeremy Black

91 -94            Admiral Sir John Kerr

Second Sea Lord and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command:

94 – 95           Admiral Sir Michael Layard

95 – 96           Admiral Sir Michael Boyce

Flag Officer Training and Recruiting:

96 – 98          Rear Admiral John McAnally CB MVO

98 – 01          Rear Admiral John Chadwick CB

01 – 03          Rear Admiral P R Davies CBE

03 – 05          Rear Admiral K J Borley

Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland / Flag Officer Reserves:

05 – 06          Rear Admiral Philip L Wilcocks DSC

06 – 08          Rear Admiral Anthony Johnstone-Burt

08 – 09          Rear Admiral Philip Jones

09 – 11          Rear Admiral Martin Alabaster

11 – 14          Rear Admiral Christopher Hockley

14 – 15          Rear Admiral John Clink

Naval Secretary, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) and Flag Officer (Maritime Reserves):

15 – 18           Rear Admiral Simon Williams CVO

18 –                Rear Admiral Michael Bath