Talk:Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom)

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The article mentions: "A UK Lieutenant-Colonel is normaly paid between £143.37 to £162.89, UK Pounds". What is it referring to? olivier 05:11, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

I assume it means pounds per week, making a Lieutenant Colonel's pay about £75,000 every year

If it did mean per month that comes out at about £18,000, and this seems quite low for such a high ranking officer but I'm not a military expert so someone else should confirm this. --Ararararias 21:07, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Actually it's the daily rate. If it were weekly it would be about £8,000 a year! According to the MOD, the annual salary for a Lieutenant Colonel (the MOD don't seem to hyphenate it, which is interesting) as of April 2007 ranges from £61,760.76 to £68,272.92 a year. Loganberry (Talk) 00:34, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Should there be a mention of the appointment of Regimental Lieutenant-Colonel, who I believe was the commanding officer of multi-battalion regiments (as opposed to the Colonel of the Regiment, an honorary position)? 195.92.40.49 10:52, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Rank links[edit]

As this is a page dealing with a rank specific to the UK military, what is the concensus regarding changing links pointing to other ranks (for example, Major, when noted as being subordinate to this one) to their country-specific cases (in the same example, Major (United Kingdom)? Digilante (talk) 04:39, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Requested move 7 September 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not moved per MOS:JOBTITLES. (non-admin closure) Natg 19 (talk) 19:03, 14 September 2015 (UTC)



Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom)Lieutenant Colonel (United Kingdom) – From Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Titles of people linked from Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Military history#Capitalization

When an unhyphenated compound title such as vice president or chief executive officer is capitalized (unless this is simply because it begins a sentence), each word begins with a capital letter: On October 10, 1973, Vice President Agnew resigned and Gerald Ford was appointed to replace him. This does not apply to unimportant words such as the "of" in White House Chief of Staff John Doe. When hyphenated, as Vice-president is in some contexts other than U.S. politics, the second (and any subsequent) elements are not capitalized.

In the light of this evidence and the fact that the common usage of Military ranks must be that of the military itself, then I propose that all military ranks (where shown un-hyphenated) should be fully capitalised. Therefore Lieutenant Colonel NOT Lieutenant colonel or lieutenant colonel etc. etc. Petebutt (talk) 13:30, 7 September 2015 (UTC)--Petebutt (talk) 13:30, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Disagree I think a distinction is required between "Lieutenant Colonel John Doe commands the 999th Battalion" and "John Doe is a lieutenant colonel; he commands the 999th Battalion."--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 13:59, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Pete, you have quoted part of MOS:JOBTITLES. But what you quoted is not the part that speaks about common nouns. Lieutenant colonel is a common noun, unless it is part of the phrase 'Lieutenant Colonel Jones'. MOS:JOBTITLES asserts. "Offices, titles, and positions such as president, king, emperor, pope, bishop, abbot, executive director are common nouns and therefore should be in lower case when used generically.." The guideline makes the same point at MOS:MILTERMS: "For example, Brigadier General John Smith, but John Smith was a brigadier general." EdJohnston (talk) 16:34, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per EdJohnston. FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 18:35, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Lt. Col. is a common noun, as EdJohnston noted. Calidum 19:23, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

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