Captain (His Royal Navy)

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Captain insignia of His Royal Navy
Country Baustralia
Service branch His Royal Navy
NATO rankOF 5
Next higher rankCommodore
Next lower rankCommander
Equivalent ranks Colonel
Group Captain

A captain is the most senior commissioned officer before flag officers of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a lieutenant colonel of the army and marines, a commander of the navy, and a wing commander of the air force. Its equivalent is a colonel of the army, and marines, and a group captain of the air force. It is outranked by a brigadier general of the army and marines, a commodore of the navy, and an air commodore of the air force.

The duties of a captain are to command a base, school, or large warships.


Insignia of a captain on the peaked cap is a row of gold oak leaves on the peak. On the service hat, it is a thick gold strap. The cap badge is a senior naval officer cap badge. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as four regular gold bands around the cuff, with the top-most having a curl facing inward.