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Commodore (Royal Navy)

 

Commodore (Royal Navy)

Please see Commodore (rank) for other versions of this rank.
Commodore insignia
Rank pennant

Commodore (Cdre) is a rank of the Royal Navy above captain and below rear admiral. It has a NATO ranking code of OF-7. The rank is equivalent to brigadier in the British Army and Royal Marines and to air commodore in the Royal Air Force.

Contents

  • Insignia 1
  • Historical 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Insignia

A modern commodore's rank insignia consists of a 45-millimetre-wide band of gold lace, with a circle of 13-millimetre-wide lace 45 millimetres in diameter above.[1]

Historical

Modern commodores wear the insignia previously worn by commodores second class. Commodore has only been a substantive rank in the Royal Navy since 1997. Before then it continued to be an appointment conferred on senior captains holding certain positions.[2] For example, the senior commander of destroyers within a fleet in the Royal Navy could carry the title of "Commodore (D)", while the a fleet's senior commander of submarines could carry the title of "Commodore (S)", although in both cases as an appointment rather than a rank.

Footnotes

  1. ^ royalnavy.mod.uk
  2. ^ Debrett's

See also

References

  • [Category:All articles with dead external links] "Naval Service Uniform Regulations"] (PDF). Fleet Publications and Graphics Organisation. May 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

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