Marshal of the RAF

This rank is held for life. He would almost certainly be a peer, baronet or knight.

How to Address the Marshal of the RAF

The recommended style of address is as follows (if a peer):

Beginning of letter According to title
End of letter Yours sincerely
Envelope Marshal of The Royal Air Force Lord Blank, GCB
Verbal communication According to title
Invitation Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Blank
Joint invitation+ Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Blank and Lady Blank
Description in conversation According to title
List of Directors or Patrons Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Blank, GCB
Place card Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Blank

*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.

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