Surgeon Rear-Admiral

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Surgeon Rear-Admiral
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
Formation1918-current
Next higher rankSurgeon Vice-Admiral
Next lower rankSurgeon Commodore

Surgeon Rear-Admiral is a flag rank of the Royal Navy's Medical Branch established in 1918. It replaced the earlier rank of Surgeon-General (1911-1918). It is the second highest rank available an officer can attain to in the Royal Naval Medical Service. It ranks below Surgeon Vice-Admiral and above Surgeon Commodore. It is equivalent to a Rear-Admiral of the navy's Executive Branch.