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    List, In the same research on the Royal Marines, the author states that - On 10 Feb (1813), Major Williams was promoted to the brevet rank of Lt. Colonel in
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      List,

      In the same research on the Royal Marines, the author states that -

      'On 10 Feb (1813), Major Williams was promoted to the brevet rank of Lt.
      Colonel in order to give hime the precedence of Major Malcolm in case of
      their becoming brigaded with the Army, the latter having senior Army rank'.

      Marine officers obtained their rank through seniority. The senior ranks of
      Colonel were usually obtained as honorary by Admirals. (Cockburn was a
      Colonel of the Royal Marines.) Is anyone aware of other officers holding
      dual ranks in both services?

      Ed Seufert, LCpl
      1812 Royal Marines
      1st Co/2nd Batt RM



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