Lord High Admiral (Baustralia)

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Lord High Admiral
Grand amiral
Badge of His Royal Navy
Flag of the Lord High Admiral

since 12 March 2018
His Royal Navy
AbbreviationLd H Adm
Formation12 March 2018
First holderJohn Timpson
DeputyFirst Sea Lord

The Lord High Admiral (Ld H Adm; French: Grand amiral) is the titular head, and most senior officer of His Royal Navy. Lord High Admiral is now, by custom, vested in the sovereign, presently John. By military protocol, the title used in international contexts is Lord High Admiral of Baustralia.

The role of a Commander-in-Chief is to oversee the navy, appoint officers, as well as visits with troops, and as a naval officer, sometimes stations himself on ships.

Order of precedence

Defence Council
First Commander-in-Chief Succeeded by
Chief of the Defence Staff
First Lord High Admiral Succeeded by
First Sea Lord

Rank insignia

The rank insignia of a Lord High Admiral is of an Admiral of the Fleet.

NATO Code OF-10
Admiral of the Fleet

Lord High Admirals of His Royal Navy

Year Sovereign Year Lord High Admiral
Lord High Admirals of His Royal Navy
2017 – John 2 July 2017 – 11 March 2018 Admiral the Duke of Cascadia
12 March 2018 – John