Lieutenant commander (His Royal Navy)

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Lieutenant commander
Sleeve lace
Country Baustralia
Service branch His Royal Navy
AbbreviationLCdr or LtCdr
NATO rank codeOF 3
Next higher rankCommander
Next lower rankLieutenant
Equivalent ranks

A Lieutenant commander is the first senior commissioned officer of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a lieutenant of the navy, a captain of the army and marines, and a flight lieutenant of the air force. Its equivalent is a major of the marines and army, and a squadron leader of the air command.

The duties of a lieutenant commander are to command a small vessel.


Insignia of a lieutenant commander on the peaked cap is a row of gold oak leaves on the peak. On the service hat, it is a thick gold strap. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as two regular sized gold band, and a small gold band sandwiched in between around the cuff, with the top-most having a curl facing inward.