Colonel of Honor

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Ehrenoberst ( English Colonel-in-Chief ), is in many armies of monarchical states, particularly the United Kingdom , a title for a position comparable to the (former) German head of regiment .

The Colonel-in-Chief is the regiment's patron . This is often a member of the royal family. His position in the regiment is purely ceremonial. If the Colonel-in-Chief is a member of the royal family, he is called a royal colonel . Elizabeth II is Royal Colonel of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland . The Colonel-in-Chief is not to be confused with the Colonel of the Regiment . The Colonel of the Regiment is often a high-ranking member of the armed forces who has a special bond with the regiment and wears its uniform on ceremonial occasions.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Colonel-in-Chief. In: Accessed April 30, 2020 (English).