Commodore (His Royal Navy)

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Commodore
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Command Flag of a Commodore
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Commodore insignia
Country Baustralia
Service branch His Royal Navy
AbbreviationCdre
NATO rankOF 6
Next higher rankRear admiral
Next lower rankCaptain
Equivalent ranks

A Commodore is the lowest flag officer of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a captain of the navy, a colonel of the army and marines, and an group captain of the air force. Its equivalent is a brigadier general of the marines and army, and an air commodore of the air command.

The duties of a commodore are to second-in-command a personnel branch, or command the His Royal Naval Reserve.

Insignia

Insignia of a commodore on the headdress is a two rows of gold oak leaves on the peak. The cap badge is a generic Baustralian Armed Forces cap badge. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as a thick gold band thereon a curl of gold.