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Please see "Lieutenant General" for other countries which use this rank

Lieutenant-General (Lt-Gen) is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.[1]

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 usage

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 It was superseded by the rank of Air Marshal on the following day.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 commission in the rank of lieutenant-general.[2]



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