Armed Forces

Armed forces

There are two styles of address for members of the Armed Forces: formal and social.  In most circumstances the social form of address is used - a polite but slightly less deferential style of approach than the very rigid form that was followed in the last century. The formal styles of address may be found in the published edition of Debrett's Correct Form.

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Titled Officers

Use of an Officer's Rank without Surname

Retired Officers who have entered Holy Orders

Chaplains to HM Forces

Members of the Army

Members of the Royal Navy

Members of the Royal Air Force

See also Relative Ranks in the Armed Forces

 

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