The Lieutenant-Commander is naval equivalent to Major in the Army and Air Force. The rank insignia is two standard stripes with a narrow stripe. In 1875, Lieutenants of eight years' seniority were "frocked", or given the 'half-stripe' of commander, and in 1914 the rank of Lieutenant-Commander was officially established.
Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01
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