- Please see "Lieutenant General" for other countries which use this rank
A Lieutenant-General is superior to a Major-General but subordinate to a full General. The rank has a NATO rank code of OF-8, equivalent to a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy or an Air Marshal in the Royal Air Force (RAF) or the air forces of many Commonwealth countries.
The rank insignia is a crown over a crossed sabre and baton.
Royal Air Force usageEdit
From 1 April 1918 to 31 July 1919, the Royal Air Force maintained the rank of Lieutenant-General. It was superseded by the rank of Air Marshal on the following day. Interesting, although Sir David Henderson was an RAF Lieutenant-General, the then RAF Chief-of-Staff, Sir Hugh Trenchard never held this rank. Additionally, the retired Royal Navy admiral, John de Mestre Hutchison, held an honorary RAF comission in the rank of lieutenant-general.
|Commissioned Officer ranks of the British Armed Forces|
|Royal Navy||OC||Mid||SLt||Lt||Lt Cdr||Cdr||Capt||Cdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm||Adm of the Fleet|
|Royal Marines||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||Lt Col||Col||Brig||Maj-Gen||Lt Gen||Gen|
|Army||O Cdt||2Lt||Lt||Capt||Maj||Lt Col||Col||Brig||Maj-Gen||Lt Gen||Gen||FM|
|Royal Air Force||OC||APO / Plt Off||Fg Off||Flt Lt||Sqn Ldr||Wg Cdr||Gp Capt||Air Cdre||AVM||Air Mshl||Air Chf Mshl||MRAF|