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 social style of address is as follows (if a peer):
|Beginning of letter||Dear Lord Blank|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Blank, GCB|
|Verbal communication||Lord Blank*|
|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||Lord Blank (or The Marshal of the RAF)|
|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.