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General (United Kingdom)

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General (or full general to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers of the British Army. [1]

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Admiral (Royal Navy)

Admiral is a senior rank of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, which equates to the NATO rank code OF-9, outranked only by the rank admiral of the fleet.

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Air chief marshal

Air chief marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a four-star air officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force, where it is the most senior peacetime air force rank.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general (Brig. Gen.) is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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British Army officer rank insignia

Listed in the table below are the insignia—emblems of authority—of the British Army.

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Field marshal (United Kingdom)

Field Marshal has been the highest rank in the British Army since 1736.

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Four-star rank

A four-star rank is the rank of any four-star officer described by the NATO OF-9 code.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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Gordon Messenger

General Sir Gordon Kenneth Messenger, (born 15 April 1962) is a senior Royal Marines officer who has been Vice Chief of the Defence Staff since May 2016, succeeding Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach.

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Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.

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List of British Army full generals

This is a list of full generals in the British Army since the Acts of Union 1707.

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List of British generals and brigadiers

This is a list of people who held general officer rank or the rank of brigadier (together now recognized as starred officers) in the British Army, Royal Marines, British Indian Army or other military force.

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List of Royal Marines full generals

This is a list of full generals in the Royal Marines.

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Major-general (United Kingdom)

Major general (Maj Gen), is a "two-star" rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Marines

The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (United Kingdom)

The Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) is the deputy to the Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces.

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Redirects here:

General (British Army), General (U.K.), General (UK).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(United_Kingdom)

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