Admiral of the Fleet (Royal Australian Navy)

Admiral of the Fleet (Royal Australian Navy)

:"For use of this rank in other countries, see Admiral of the Fleet"

Admiral of the Fleet is the highest rank in the Royal Australian Navy, but is a ceremonial rank, not an active or operational rank. Equivalent ranks in the other services are Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force. Like those ranks, Admiral of the Fleet is a 5 star rank.

The subordinate naval rank, and highest active rank in the RAN, is Admiral. This rank is only held when the Chief of the Defence Force (Australia) is a Naval officer. The highest permanent rank in the RAN is Vice Admiral, held by Chief of Navy (Australia).

Holders of the Australian "Admiral of the Fleet" rank

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was appointed Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Australian Navy in 1954, following the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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