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Old 17th May 2019, 19:21
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ORAC
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I believe this a tradition of what is called a reverse brevet.

His actual rank is Commodore, but as he was filling a Captainís role he followed the tradition of wearing a Captainís rank.

This has the practical effect on ensuring that there would be no confusion in the chain of command if the carrier was part of a flotilla where another officer was breveted as a Commodore in command, and probably accommodated along with his staff on board the carrier.
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