Lieutenant (Canada)

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Lieutenant is a rank of the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. The equivalent rank in the Royal Canadian Navy is sub-lieutenant. A naval lieutenant is one rank superior to the army rank of lieutenant and the naval rank of sub-lieutenant.

Lieutenants and sub-lieutenants are equivalent to ranks with a NATO code of OF-1.[1]

The rank insignia of a lieutenant in the Canadian Army is two pips. In the Royal Canadian Air Force, the insignia is one ½-inch (13 mm) stripe with a ¼-inch (6.4 mm) stripe above it. The rank insignia of a sub-lieutenant is a ¼-inch (6.4 mm) stripe with one ½-inch (13 mm) stripe with the executive curl above it. On CADPAT and flying uniforms, the insignia are olive drab on army slip-ons and dark blue on air force slip-ons. On dress uniforms, naval and air force officers' stripes are gold thread.

The British pronunciation "lef-tenant" is used by the Canadian Armed Forces, but the American pronunciation of "loo-tenant" is sometimes heard although it is incorrect.

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