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.