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Why use VADM?

July 29 2010 at 2:26 PM
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Felix  (no login)

Response to VADM Helfrich & his discontents-- Part One


It is rather strange to see the use of VADM or Vice Admiral when referring to Helfrich. At the time of his memoires and the time that Dutch people would consider his reputation he was a Lieutenant Admiral, which is equivalent to Admiral in other navies.

The rank LADM is a rare distinction in the RNN and since the start of the war the rank has been awarded 6 times. The fact that was promoted and became Commandant Zeemacht (Commander in Chief Naval Forces) would speak for itself.

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