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Attaining flag officer rank in the RN during WW2

Discussion in 'Britain at Sea!' started by Fatboy Coxy, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. Fatboy Coxy

    Fatboy Coxy New Member

    Apr 16, 2020
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    Hi all, with the coming of World War Two, and all the different theatres they operated in, there must have been a considerable rise in the number of officers promoted to the flag officer ranks. No doubt most would have been promoted after the Admiralty had given serious thought to who they wanted to promote, but were some officers promoted in part because they were in the right place at the right time, i.e. in the Mediterranean or Far East theatres

    Fatboy Coxy
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    Some ideas and countries:

    Battlefield promotion - Wikipedia

    Soldiers were quickly promoted from private to corporal; and corporal to sergeant after only serving a small amount of time in the unit. ... When the war ended, 37 percent of the women in the Army had achieved the rank of corporal or above.11.3.2009.

    A field commission (also called a (battle)field promotion or battlefield commission) was a permanent promotion given to enlisted or commissioned soldiers for outstanding leadership on the field of battle.

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