Major General (Maj Gen) is a "two-star" rank in the British Army and Royal Marines. The rank was also briefly used by the Royal Air Force for a year and a half, from its creation to August 1919. In the British Army, a Major General is the customary rank for the appointment of division commander.
Major general ranks by country. The following articles deal with the rank of major general, as it is or was employed in the militaries of those countries: Major general (Australia) Generalmajor (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway) Major general (India) Major-general (Sri Lanka) Generalmajor (Sweden) Major-general (United Kingdom)