centurion Posted 23 September , 2009 Share Posted 23 September , 2009 Colonel was a rank and some were appointed Acting or Temporary Brigadier General because there was no such rank as Brigadier General (and never has been in the British army). Serving colonels were general staff nad hence wore general staff insignia although their badge of rank was field officer grade not general officer. However, then there were and are the appointments of Regimental Colonel, Honory Colonel, Colonel Commandant and Colonel in Chief. Col Commandant briefly replaced the rank of Brigadier General and in turn was replaced by Brigadier. It ws not an honorary rank but a real active command. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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