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Captain-General of the Navy, Capitán General de la Armada

Last modified: 2015-07-28 by ivan sache
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The rank of Capitán General exists but as far I know nobody has had this rank except Franco and currently the King. However captaincy-generals are normally headed by a lieutenant general (for instance the "Captain General of the II Military Region" has the rank of lieutenant general).

Jaume Ollé, 09 Jan 2000

The rank of Capitán General still exists in the Navy but has now been assumed by the King of Spain, therefore this rank flag has become because the King has his own standard. Nevertheless the rank flag has not been abolished as far as I know. I have browsed the Spanish Navy website and found no information about it.

José Carlos Alegría, 01 Jan 2000

Square national flag with a blue anchor pointing to the fly placed horizontally in the middle of the yellow stripe.

Ivan Sache, 12 Mar 2000

Actually Captain-General of the Navy is the title given in Spain to the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. This position is occupied by the King himself, so this flag is never used in practice, the royal standard being flown instead. Source: Calvo and Grávalos 1983.

Santiago Dotor, 17 Nov 2000