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His Royal Navy officer rank insignia

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Ranks and insignia

Current

NATO equiv. code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Baustralia
(Edit)
                      No equivalent
Admiral of the Fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Cadet
Abbreviation Adm. of the F. Adm. VAdm. RAdm. Cdre. Capt. Cdr. LtCdr. Lt. SLt. Cdt.
Command flag          

Former

NATO equiv. code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
  Baustralia
(2017)
                          No equivalent
Lord High Admiral Admiral of the Fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting sub-lieutenant Cadet
Abbreviation Ld. H. Adm. FAdm Adm VAdm RAdm Cdre Capt(N) Cdr LtCdr Lt(N) SLt ASLt Cdt
Command flag                  

Distinguishing cloth

Distinguishing cloth is cloth worn by certain trades of officers in between the cuff lace. In the case of one lace, they wear a half inch cloth under the bar. It is also worn on the band of the tricorn hat and forage cap.

Cloth Trade
Maroon Veterinary
Scarlet Medical
Red Miltary police
Salmon pink Wardmasters (medical assistants)
Yellow Accounting
Olive Civilian[a]
Green Dental
Pale blue Education
Dark blue Engineers
Magenta Canine handlers[b]
Purple Chaplains
White Lawyers

Notes

  1. Civilians do not usually wear uniforms but when ordered by a Commanding Officer while on deployment. They are entitled to as many rings according to their paygrade.
  2. To avoid confusion between chaplains, canine handlers wear a standard black band on the cap or tricorne.