Admiral of the Fleet


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Admiral of the Fleet

n.
1. The highest rank in the US Navy, equivalent to General of the Army.
2. One who holds this rank. In both senses also called Fleet Admiral.
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Rigby begins his study with brief biographies of the CCS principals: for the British, General Sir Alan Brooke, Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Cunningham, and Field Marshal Sir John Dill; for the Americans, General George Marshall, Lieutenant General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Admiral Ernest King, and Admiral William Leahy.
vvGooglinga runner George Rooke 1.55 Catterick Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke (1650- 1709) was an English naval commander who was born at St Lawrence, near Canterbury, Kent.
Queen Elizabeth II appointed her eldest son to the ranks of Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force, equivalent to 5-star rank in the US.
The Duke of Edinburgh, made the Lord Hugh Admiral of the Navy for his 90th birthday, wore his Admiral of the Fleet ceremonial day dress.
The other signatories are former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald,
A huge 24pounder, it was aboard Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell's 90-gun flagship HMS Association when she and four other ships were wrecked off the Scilly Isles in 1707.
What was your childhood ambition?: When I was nine I wrote to the MoD to ask if I could be admiral of the fleet. I haven't heard back from them yet so I assume they are still thinking about it.
FORMER Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollack, who retired to Wales and became a councillor, has died aged 89.
The Cunningham papers: selections from the private and official correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, v.2: The triumph of allied sea power, 1942-1946.
In 1863 Frank was made Admiral of the Fleet under Queen Victoria.
'So it was a little frustrating when my father rang to tell me he'd been cast as the Admiral of the Fleet!