Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom

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Not to be confused with Rear Admiral (Royal Navy). ‹See Tfd›

The Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom is a now honorary office generally held by a senior (possibly retired) Royal Navy admiral. Despite the title, the Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom is usually a full admiral. He is the deputy to the Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom, who is in turn deputy to the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom (an office that was vested from 1964–2011 to the Sovereign and is currently held by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh).

He is appointed by the Sovereign on the nomination of the First Sea Lord, and his name is published in the London Gazette by the Home Office. The Admiral usually retires at 70 years of age, but there have been admirals, such as Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, who have been over 80 before they retired from their office.

Rear-Admirals of England[edit]

Rear-Admirals of Great Britain[edit]

Rear-Admirals of the United Kingdom[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette, 24 February 1732.
  2. ^ The London Gazette, 14 February 1743.
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 1 July 1749.
  4. ^ The London Gazette, 14 May 1814.
  5. ^ The London Gazette, 20 July 1819.
  6. ^ The London Gazette, 24 November 1821.
  7. ^ The London Gazette, 14 June 1831.
  8. ^ The London Gazette, 25 January 1833.
  9. ^ The London Gazette, 15 April 1834.
  10. ^ The London Gazette, 7 May 1847.
  11. ^ The London Gazette, 13 August 1847.
  12. ^ The London Gazette, 25 October 1853.
  13. ^ The London Gazette, 7 November 1854.
  14. ^ The London Gazette, 23 November 1860.
  15. ^ The London Gazette, 6 June 1862.
  16. ^ The London Gazette, 12 December 1862.
  17. ^ The London Gazette, 19 May 1863.
  18. ^ The London Gazette, 26 September 1865.
  19. ^ The London Gazette, 23 April 1867.
  20. ^ The London Gazette, 20 July 1869.
  21. ^ The London Gazette, 15 February 1870.
  22. ^ The London Gazette, 20 September 1878.
  23. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27338. p. 4950. 26 July 1901.
  24. ^ The London Gazette, 1 January 1927.
  25. ^ The London Gazette, 25 March 1929.
  26. ^ The London Gazette, 17 February 1939.
  27. ^ The London Gazette, 29 June 1945.
  28. ^ The London Gazette, 14 October 1955.
  29. ^ The London Gazette, 19 October 1962.
  30. ^ The London Gazette, 11 March 1966.
  31. ^ The London Gazette, 15 January 1973.
  32. ^ The London Gazette, 4 May 1976.
  33. ^ The London Gazette, 3 August 1979.
  34. ^ The London Gazette, 18 November 1986.
  35. ^ The London Gazette, 3 November 1988.
  36. ^ The London Gazette, 3 December 1990.
  37. ^ The London Gazette, 20 January 1994.
  38. ^ The London Gazette, 12 November 1997.
  39. ^ The London Gazette, 3 May 2001.