Captain (United Kingdom)


Captain (United Kingdom)

"Please see "Captain" for other versions of this rank"

Captain is a rank in the British armed forces that is used in the Army [ [http://www.army.mod.uk/100regtrav/ranks_and_pay.htm Mod Website] Ranks/Badges & Pay Scales] , Royal Navy, and the Royal Marines. The title is used by two separate rank grades however:
*Royal Navy - the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy is at the NATO OF-5 grade, equivalent to a full Colonel in the Army and Royal Marines or a Group Captain in the RAF.
*Army/Royal Marines - in the Army and Royal Marines, Captain is the OF-2 grade and is parallel to a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy or a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF.

From 1 April 1918 to 31 July 1919, the Royal Air Force maintained the rank of captain. It was superseded by the rank of Flight Lieutenant on the following day.

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