Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance

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Office of the Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance
Badge of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps on a RML 10 inch 18 ton gun in Gibraltar.jpg
Board of Ordnance Arms preserved on a gun tampion in Gibraltar
Member of Board of Ordnance (1545-1855)
Reports to Master-General of the Ordnance
Appointer Prime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term length Not fixed (typically 3–9 years)
Inaugural holder Sir Francis Fleming
Formation 1545-1855

The Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance [1] was a member of the British Board of Ordnance and the deputy of the Master-General of the Ordnance. The office was established in 1545, and the holder was appointed by the crown under letters patent. It was abolished in 1855 when the Board of Ordnance was subsumed into the War Office.

List of Lieutenants-General of the Ordnance[edit]


  1. ^ Sainty, J. C. "Ordnance Lieutenant 1545-1855 Institute of Historical Research". University of London, May 2002. Retrieved 2 June 2017.


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