British Army Captain

This page explains what a Captain is the British Army is.

What Is A Captain In The British Army?

A Captain is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Lieutenant.

The rank of Captain is used within the British Army and Royal Marines and is not used by the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.

The rank of Captain in the British Army is typically held for around 5 – 10 years and are usually made second-in-command (2IC) to a sub-unit of up to 120 soldiers.

A British Army Captain plays a key part in the planning and decision-making process, with tactical responsibility for operations on the ground as well as equipment maintenance, logistic support and personnel.

British Army Captain Insignia

The Insignia For A Captain

The rank slide of a Captain consists of three pips (no crown).

Frequently Asked Questions: Captain

What NATO Code Is A Captain?

A Captain has a NATO rank code of OF-2.

Do You Salute A Captain?

Yes, a Captain is a Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks should salute the person in that position.

How Much Does A Captain Earn?

The salary of a Captain changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £42k per year.

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