Major or Captain
How to Address a Major or Captain
The recommended social style of address is as follows:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Major/Captain Robinson|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||Major/Captain Richard Robinson, MC (the rank should not be abbreviated). The Regiment or Corps (or abbreviations) may be added after the name on a new line|
|Verbal communication||Major/Captain Robinson*|
|Invitation||Major/Captain Richard Robinson|
|Joint invitation+||Major/Captain Richard and Mrs Robinson|
|Description in conversation||Major/Captain Robinson (or The Major/Captain)|
|List of Directors or Patrons||Major/Captain Richard Robinson|
|Place card||Major/Captain Richard Robinson|
*A younger man, or a more junior officer in any of the Armed Forces, addresses him as 'Sir'.
+ Note: Traditionally, invitations to a married couple, when sent to their home address, are addressed to the wife alone, with both names being inscribed on the invitation card. It has become increasingly acceptable, however, to address the envelope with both names.