The RADM insignia
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Rear admiral is a higher rank than commodore, but lower than vice admiral. Rear admiral is the equivalent of air vice-marshal in the Royal Australian Air Force and major general in the Australian Army.
Since the mid-1990s, the insignia of a Royal Australian Navy vice admiral is the Crown of St. Edward above a crossed sabre[lower-alpha 1] and baton, above two silver stars, above the word "AUSTRALIA". The stars have eight points[lower-alpha 2] as in the equivalent Royal Navy insignia. Prior to 1995, the RAN shoulder board was identical to the UK shoulder board. The UK shoulder board changed in 2001.
- Ranks of the Royal Australian Navy
- Australian Defence Force ranks and insignia
- "Uniform Ranks". Royal Australian Navy. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 24 January 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150124133502/http://www.navy.gov.au/about/organisation/uniform-ranks. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "First female Admiral for the Royal Australian Navy". Defence News. Department of Defence, Australian Government. 6 December 2011. http://www.defence.gov.au/defencenews/stories/2011/dec/1216.htm.
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Australian Defence Force|
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