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  1. Admiral is a senior rank of the Royal Navy, which equates to the NATO rank code OF-9, outranked only by the rank of admiral of the fleet. Royal Navy officers holding the ranks of rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral of the fleet are sometimes considered generically to be admirals.

  2. Admiral of the Fleet is a five-star naval officer rank and the highest rank of the Royal Navy formally established in 1688. The five-star NATO rank code is OF-10, equivalent to a field marshal in the British Army or a marshal of the Royal Air Force. Other than honorary appointments no new admirals of the fleet have been named since 1995. Contents

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    The Royal Navy ( RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by English and Scottish kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed ...

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    The rank originated in the 17th century, in the days of naval sailing squadrons when each naval squadron would be assigned an admiralas its head. The admiral would command from the centre vessel and direct the activities of the squadron. The admiral would in turn be assisted by a vice admiral, who commanded the lead ships which would bear the brunt...

    Royal Navy rear admiral sleeve insignia
    Royal Navy rear admiral shoulder board
    Royal Navy rear admiral command flag, 1864–present
    Royal Navy rear admiral shoulder board prior to 2001


    1. Perrin, W. G. (William Gordon) (1922). "IV:Flags of Command". British flags, their early history, and their development at sea; with an account of the origin of the flag as a national device. Cambridge, England: Cambridge : The University Press.

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    Édouard Ier d'Angleterre a nommé le premier admiral britannique en 1297 quand il a nommé William de Leyburn « amiral de la mer du roi d'Angleterre » (admiral of the sea of the King of England).

    La Royal Navy a eu également des vice-amiraux et des contre-amiraux au moins depuis le XVIesiècle. Durant l'ère élisabéthaine, la flotte britannique devient assez grande pour être organisée en escadres. Comme pour les armées terrestres, on définit un corps de bataille, au centre, et deux ailes. Cela donne, pour une armée navale, une escadre du cent...

    La répartition de la flotte en trois escadres désignées par des pavillons de couleur a été abandonnée en 1864. Le Red Ensign a été attribué à la marine marchande, le White Ensign est devenu le pavillon de la Royal Navy, et le Blue Ensigna été attribué aux navires de réserve ou auxiliaires. Au XIXe siècle, la marine britannique a également maintenu ...

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