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Tomluter
21 Aug 09,, 19:25
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remain to be confirmed.
Is she in active service? or just an honorary rank.

Ironduke
22 Aug 09,, 03:16
There's certainly more than one rear admiral in the British Navy (not sure what you meant to imply, but "Is Princess Anne a rear admiral in the Royal Navy?" would be the correct way to say it. Use of the definite article - "the" instead of the indefinite article "a" - implies that there is only one rear admiral in the Royal Navy). She's an honorary rear admiral, in addition to being colonel-in-chief (an honorary title) of several British and Commonwealth regiments. Many members of the Royal Family are patrons of various military units.

Silent Hunter
22 Aug 09,, 11:39
Yes, what Ironduke said.

Prince Harry does hold the actual rank of Second Lieutenant, though.

Tomluter
22 Aug 09,, 15:15
thanks to correct me.
"Is Princess Anne a rear admiral in the Royal Navy?" That is what I want to say.

So,I have known that is just an honorary rank. but have each royal an honorary military rank? some of them had a Royal Army or Royal airforce rank? honorary rank of course.(except Prince Harry )

Silent Hunter
22 Aug 09,, 15:30
Yeah, I think so. I think Her Majesty is Colonel of a few regiments.

dundonrl
24 Aug 09,, 06:22
well, for Earned Rank, Prince Charles earned Lieutenant since he was CO of the HMS Bronington, his last day in the Active Navy was 31 Dec 1976, and on 1 Jan 1977 was promoted to the rank of Commander.. I'd guess that Lieutenant was his highest "earned" rank.. with the rest being "honorary promotions"..

Kernow
25 Aug 09,, 23:37
Prince Charles held an actual Rank in the Royual Navy as did Prince Andrew, he fought in the Falklands War, Harry is still a serving Officer in the Household Cavalry, Prince William held the Rank of 2Lt in the same Regt, he is now serving in the Royal Air Force, Phil the Greek was a serving Naval Officer during WW2.

The Queen is Commander-in-Cheif of the Armed Forces, to whom we 'Swear Alligience', and take the 'Queens Shilling' (Legal Term - Armed Forces of the Crown).

The Colonel-in-Chief is normally a Royal patron, and it is up to the Regiment who they decide to invite:

Royal Australian Armoured Corps - HRH The Prince of Wales
Royal Australian Infantry Corps - HM The Queen
Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery - HM The Queen (Captain General)
Corps of Royal Australian Engineers - HM The Queen
Royal Australian Corps of Signals - HRH The Princess Royal
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps - HE The Governor-General of Australia
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps - HM The Queen
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps - HM The Queen
Corps of Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Royal Australian Army Educational Corps - HRH The Duchess of Gloucester
The Bermuda Regiment - HRH The Duchess of Gloucester

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) - HRH The Prince of Wales
8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) - HRH The Princess Royal
The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) - HM The Queen
The Governor General's Horse Guards - HM The Queen
The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) - HRH The Duke of York
The Saskatchewan Dragoons - HRH The Earl of Wessex
The Royal Canadian Regiment - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - The Rt Hon Adrienne Clarkson
Royal 22e Régiment - HM The Queen
48th Highlanders of Canada - HM The Queen
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) - HM The Queen
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Calgary Highlanders - HM The Queen
The Canadian Grenadier Guards - HM The Queen
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Essex and Kent Scottish - HRH Prince Michael of Kent
The Grey and Simcoe Foresters - HRH The Princess Royal
Governor General's Foot Guards - HM The Queen
The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment - HRH The Earl of Wessex
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment - HRH The Countess of Wessex
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) - HRH The Duke of Kent
The Princess Louise Fusiliers - HRH The Duke of York
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
Le Régiment de la Chaudière - HM The Queen
The Rocky Mountain Rangers - HM The Queen
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada - HRH The Duke of York
The Royal New Brunswick Regiment - HM The Queen
The Royal Newfoundland Regiment - HRH The Princess Royal
The Royal Regiment of Canada - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Royal Regina Rifles - HRH The Princess Royal
The Royal Westminster Regiment - His Grace The Duke of Westminster
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Own) - HRH The Prince of Wales

United Kingdom (You will note that King Abdullah of Jordan is one, he served in the British Army as did the Sultan of Oman).

Cavalry
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - HRH The Prince of Wales
9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) - HRH The Duke of York
The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) - HM The Queen
The King's Royal Hussars - HRH The Princess Royal
The Life Guards - HM The Queen
The Light Dragoons - HM King Abdullah II of Jordan
The Queen's Royal Hussars (Queen's Own and Royal Irish) - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen's Royal Lancers - HM The Queen
The Royal Dragoon Guards - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) - HM The Queen
The Royal Tank Regiment - HM The Queen

Infantry
Coldstream Guards - HM The Queen
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border) - HM The Queen
Grenadier Guards - HM The Queen
Irish Guards - HM The Queen
The Mercian Regiment - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Parachute Regiment - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) - HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
The Rifles - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Royal Anglian Regiment - HRH The Duke of Gloucester
The Royal Gibraltar Regiment - HE The Governor of Gibraltar
The Royal Gurkha Rifles - HRH The Prince of Wales
The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment) - HRH The Duke of York
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers - HRH The Duke of Kent
The Royal Regiment of Scotland - HM The Queen
The Royal Welsh - HM The Queen
Scots Guards - HM The Queen
Welsh Guards - HM The Queen
The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot) - HRH The Duke of York

Combat Support
Army Air Corps - HRH The Prince of Wales
Corps of Royal Engineers - HM The Queen
Intelligence Corps - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Royal Corps of Signals - HRH The Princess Royal
Royal Regiment of Artillery - HM The Queen (Captain-General)

Combat Service Support
Adjutant General's Corps - HM The Queen
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - HRH The Countess of Wessex
Royal Army Dental Corps - HRH The Duchess of Gloucester
Royal Army Medical Corps - HRH The Duke of Gloucester
Royal Army Veterinary Corps - HRH The Princess Royal
Royal Logistic Corps - HRH The Princess Royal
Small Arms School Corps - HRH The Duke of York

Master Chief
26 Aug 09,, 19:53
I understand the honorary stuff and all, but is still feel one must earn the uniform. See that would be the first step. I did it, and it was a honor.

Kernow
26 Aug 09,, 23:00
It is an honour to have Her Majesty the Queen as your Colonel-in-Chief, especially when you meet her and she shakes your hand and has a little chat with one.

Chunder
29 Aug 09,, 10:33
It is an honour to have Her Majesty the Queen as your Colonel-in-Chief, especially when you meet her and she shakes your hand and has a little chat with one.

Aye true that. Add to that, unlike many of the pollies that send the troops to war, the crown has actually had some involvement in the Military. A big step up from your average "Support our Troops" pollie.

Kernow
30 Aug 09,, 22:40
The Queen served as a 'Driver/Mechanic' in the Military during the war, Phil the Greek fought in the Navy. Prince Andrew in the Falklands, Prince Harry in Afghanistan, more than can be said for our Politicians.

Master Chief
31 Aug 09,, 20:05
The Queen served as a 'Driver/Mechanic' in the Military during the war, Phil the Greek fought in the Navy. Prince Andrew in the Falklands, Prince Harry in Afghanistan, more than can be said for our Politicians.

Don't get me wrong it is a honor to have them serve along side of the common people. I am in no way taking away from any of them. Hell alot of ex. presidents have served also. And I give them alot of credit when they are in the fight. As a ex service man, I was just stated that I had to earn each and every stripe. Not saying she did not, You just have a better understanding of how hard it is. Either in combat or peacetime. I rember a few year back the media made a big deal of Bush landing on a carrier in a naval aircraft in a flight suite. When he served in the navy. I am sorry if my word were taken the wrong way. It was not my intention to offend anyone.

Dreadnought
31 Aug 09,, 20:13
Don't get me wrong it is a honor to have them serve along side of the common people. I am in no way taking away from any of them. Hell alot of ex. presidents have served also. And I give them alot of credit when they are in the fight. As a ex service man, I was just stated that I had to earn each and every stripe. Not saying she did not, You just have a better understanding of how hard it is. Either in combat or peacetime. I rember a few year back the media made a big deal of Bush landing on a carrier in a naval aircraft in a flight suite. When he served in the navy. I am sorry if my word were taken the wrong way. It was not my intention to offend anyone.

*Anyone familiar with the title "Chief" is also familiar with the fact that you had to be voted in by a group of the very same. Backbone of the USN and the "Almighty" when aboard. There is no doubt you earned each and every one of them.;):)) And those twinkling little stars above that anchor.

Kernow
01 Sep 09,, 23:14
Master Chief, no offence taken.