Admiral of the Fleet

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

How to Address the Admiral of the Fleet

The recommended style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter According to title
End of letter Yours sincerely
Envelope Admiral of the Fleet Lord Blank, GCB
Verbal communication According to title
Invitation Admiral of the Fleet Lord Blank
Joint invitation+ Admiral of the Fleet Lord Blank and Lady Blank
Description in conversation According to title. If reference is made to rank, Admiral of the fleet is used in full
List of Directors or Patrons Admiral of the Fleet Lord Blank, GCB
Place card Admiral of the Fleet 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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