Midshipman

How to Address a Midshipman

A Midshipman is addressed as for a Sub Lieutenant, with the exception of the envelope, which is addressed according to his rank:

Beginning of letter Dear Mr Brown
End of letter Yours sincerely
Envelope Midshipman John Brown, RN (this rank should not be abbreviated)
Verbal address Mr Brown
Invitation Mr John Brown
Description in conversation Mr Smith
List of Directors or Patrons Mr John Brown
Place card Mr John Brown

Note: Except at Pangbourne College, there is now no rank of cadet in the Royal Navy. Those who join Britannia Royal Naval College have the rank of midshipman.

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