名譽上校

名譽上校榮譽上校(英語:Colonel-in-Chief)在英聯邦國家軍隊是指一個軍團的守護人英语Patronage,傳統上是由皇室成員來擔任。[1] 名譽上校不需要像正式的上校一樣負責團內的職務,但是他有必要瞭解團內正在進行的重要活動,並不定時到團內巡視,維持軍隊與皇室之間的聯繫。目前的英國陸軍,有兩位外國君主在英國的團內擔任這個職位:

這個職位雖然傳統上是由皇室成員來擔任,最終的選擇卻是由軍團本身來決定,例如帕特里夏公主加拿大輕步兵團英语Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry的名譽上校應是由威靈頓公爵擔任,軍團卻曾經邀請加拿大總督伍冰枝成爲軍團的名譽上校。[4]

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  1. ^ Colonel-in-Chief. The Royal Anglian Museum. [2015-01-18]. (原始内容存档于2015-01-18). On joining, all members of the British Army swear an oath of allegiance to the ruling Sovereign, as by tradition the loyalty of the Army is to the Monarch and not the State. It is also traditional to have a member of the Royal Family as the honorary head, or Colonel-in-Chief, of the Regiment. 
  2. ^ Richard Eden. Kate Middleton provokes battle between Army regiments. The Telegraph. 2011-05-29 [2015-01-18]. (原始内容存档于2019-06-28). 
  3. ^ THE PRINCESS OF WALES'S ROYAL REGIMENT (QUEEN'S AND ROYAL HAMPSHIRES). The Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association. [2015-01-18]. (原始内容存档于2015-09-24). 
  4. ^ Edmonton Journal. Clarkson to be given military honour. Canada.com. 2007-02-04 [2014-10-12]. (原始内容存档于2008-04-18).