Captain General Royal Marines
The Captain General Royal Marines is the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines. The uniform and insignia worn by the Captain General are those of a field marshal. This position is distinct from that of the Commandant General Royal Marines, the professional head (who is ranked as a major-general).
|Captain General Royal Marines|
Insignia of the Captain General Royal Marines
|Ministry of Defence|
|Inaugural holder||King George V|
The ceremonial head of the Royal Marines was the Colonel in Chief until the title changed to Captain General in 1948.
The post has been held by the following:
|№||Colonel-in-Chief||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Ref|
|1||King George V|
|1 January 1901||20 January 1936||35 years, 19 days|||
|2||King George VI|
|23 March 1936||1948||11 years, 281 days|||
- "Captain General". Royal Marines Museum. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
- "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 83.
- "No. 34268". The London Gazette. 27 March 1936. p. 1975.
- "Assumption of Title of Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Marines, by H.M. King George VI". National Archives. 1936. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
- "No. 39863". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 May 1953. p. 2939.
- "RM Online (archived version, defunct site)". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
- Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent. "Prince Harry takes on Royal Marines role from Duke of Edinburgh". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- "No. 62148". The London Gazette. 27 December 2017. p. 23814.
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