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Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Army

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Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Army

Unread postby boricua » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Are field marshals, captains general and generals of the army appointed only in time of war, when the number of troops in the field is so large that it is necessary to have a top general in charge of all generals in service? smilies-05
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby 60bill » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:07 pm

Depends on the date.
In the British army the rank of Field Marshal used to depend, in theory, on the choice of the Sovereign regardless of service.
I believe towards the end of the Victorian period the number of Field Marshals was around six.
Today Prince Charles and the Duke of Kent hold the rank [honorary] along with around four others who have earned it still above ground,
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby Chuck Anderson » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:29 pm

I think that currently in post-Mubarak Egypt, there is an officer holding the rank of Field Marshal, who is currently on active duty as well as being head of state (for the time being.)

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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby jrichardn2 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:35 pm

And the Queen has just appointed two men honorary Field Marshals: her son The Prince of Wales and the retired Chief of Defence Staff, Charles Guthrie.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDi ... e2012.aspx

(The Prince was also created an Admiral of the Fleet and a Marshal of the Royal Air Force; not, interestingly, Captain General of Royal Marines.)

Note that throughout the press release they're described not as "OF10" or some other way, but as "Five Star Rank".
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby 60bill » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:58 pm

I believe the Duke of Edinburgh holds the Captain General position.
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby DarthGaddafi » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:32 pm

I had a tough time deciding where to post this, but this topic thread seems to fit for now.

Egyptian Armed Forces Chief Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has been promoted to Field Marshal...and he has never served in combat (political combat does not count).
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby DarthGaddafi » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:34 am

I do not think Mushir Sisi will stay in the military long. Civilian suits are in his future so this could be the last Egyptian field marshal for a while.
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Re: Field Marshals, Captains General and Generals of the Arm

Unread postby DarthGaddafi » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Here is another picture of the newly promoted Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the less formal everyday (winter) uniform. Largely the same as the formal portrait uniform, but lacking the gold border around the epaulets.
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