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Captain General Royal Marines

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Captain General Royal Marines

The Captain General Royal Marines is the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines. The uniform and insignia worn by the Captain General are those of a field marshal. This position is distinct from that of the Commandant General Royal Marines, the professional head (who is ranked as a major-general).

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History

The ceremonial head of the Royal Marines was the Colonel in Chief until the title changed to Captain General in 1948.

Post holders

The post holders were as follows:
Colonel in Chief

  • King George V 1901–1936
  • King George VI 1936–1948
  • Captain-General

  • King George VI 1948–1952
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1953–Present
  • References

    Captain General Royal Marines Wikipedia


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