Who is the highest ranking British army officer?

Can the UK prime minister declare war?

Constitutional convention requires that the declaration of war or commitment of British armed forces is authorised by the Prime Minister on behalf of the Crown.

What are the ranks in the SAS?

22 SAS is divided into 4 main Squadrons – A,B, D & G.

HQ Element

  • At the head of each squadron is the OC (Officer Commander), usually an Army major.
  • The 2nd in Command, or 2ic, with the rank of captain.
  • Operations Officer.
  • Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM)
  • Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant (SQSM)
  • Staff Sergeant.

What military rank is the Queen?

Living Members of the Royal Family

Name of royal Branch of service Rank whilst active
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Army Subaltern (equivalent to Army Lieutenant), Junior Commander (equivalent to Army Captain)
Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster Crest of Lord Ulster British Army Major

Do you salute an NCO?

It is a requirement to salute all Officers of the Armed Forces (Air Force, Navy, Marines, etc) and Officers of allied nations when you recognize their rank. A salute will not be rendered for Noncommissioned Officers.

What are the ranks in the army lowest to highest UK?

British Army Ranks (from the lowest to the most senior)

  • Lance Corporal.
  • Corporal.
  • Sergeant.
  • Company Sergeant Major.
  • Regimental Sergeant Major.
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What is the order of ranks in the British army?

General rank information

Officer Rank Typical Command Size Typical command appointment
Lieutenant 30 Soldiers. Platoon/troop.
Captain Between 50 and 120 soldiers. Company/battery/squadron.
Major Up to 120 soldiers and officers.
Lieutenant Colonel Up to 650 soldiers and officers. Battalion/ regiment/battlegroup.