Admiral (ADML) is the highest active rank of the Royal Australian Navy and was created as a direct equivalent of the British Navy rank of Admiral. It is a four-star rank. Since World War II, in general, the only time the rank is held is when the Chief of the Defence Force is a Navy officer.
Admiral is a higher rank than Vice Admiral, but is a lower rank than Admiral of the Fleet. Admiral is the equivalent of Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Australian Air Force and General in the Australian Army.
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... The current ranks are Rear Admiral Vice Admiral Admiraland Admiralof the Fleet, also known as flag ranks because admirals known as Flag Officers, are entitled to fly a ... An Admiralof the Fleet flies a national flag at the masthead, while an Admiralflies a St George's cross (red cross on white) ... Vice Admiralsand Rear Admiralsfly a St George’s cross with one or two red discs in the hoist, respectively ...
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