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ADMIRAL, officer. In some countries is the commander in chief of the naval forces. This office does not exist in the United States.

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Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
Not quite up there with big brother Charles who Mummy made an Admiral of the Fleet during the 60th anniversary celebrations in 2012 - but there's always Christmas for Andy.
The uniform worn by Prince Charles was the rank of Admiral of the Fleet, which was an honorary rank awarded to all retiring First Sea Lords (the highest rank of an actively serving officer).
He gains promotion steadily and after surviving many adventures rises to the pinnacle of his profession, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, knighted and eventually made the first Baron Hornblower.
He is equally empathetic when discussing Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe's decision making during the battle of Jutland.
Lord West, Sir Julian Oswald, a former Admiral of the Fleet, Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, Vice-Admiral John McAnally and Major General Julian Thompson put their names to the letter.
The other signatories are former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald, Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, Vice-Admiral John McAnally and Major-General Julian Thompson.
Lady Lewin, who died aged 82 in 2004, was the wife of Lord Lewin, Admiral of the Fleet and Chief of the Defence Staff between 1979-82.
Aidan O'Brien, successful with Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002), still has eight in the race - Admiral of the fleet, Acapulco Anton Chekhov, Archipenko, Eagle Mountain, Mahler, Soldier Of Fortune and Yellowstone.
There it distinguishes the admiral of the fleet, namely the Queen The Union Flag is technically a royal flag - the UK does not have a national flag.
Out of the Shadows, by Dr David Clarke and Andy Roberts, quotes a letter from the former Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis to a newspaper editor saying saucers were for real.