What Is A Colonel In The British Army?
A Colonel is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Lt Colonel.
The rank of Colonel is used within the British Army and Royal Marines and is not used by the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.
British Army Colonels serve mostly as staff officers between field commands at battalion or brigade level.
Typically, they act as the principal advisors to senior officers such as a Brigadier.
Colonels are not usually field commanders (except in the Royal Army Medical Corps).
The Insignia For A Colonel
The rank slide for a Colonel consists of a crown and two pips.
The use of the rank of colonel pre-dates the establishment of the United Kingdom
Frequently Asked Questions: Colonel
What NATO Code Is A Colonel?
A Colonel has a NATO rank code of OF-5.
Do You Salute A Colonel?
Yes, a Colonel is a Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks should salute the person in that position.
How Much Does A Colonel Earn?
The salary of a Colonel changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £91k per year.
Author: Dean Michael