The Telegraph used to get these sorts of things rightJuly 21, 2011 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch9 CommentsThe obituary of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Julian Oswald: So why have they got him in an Admiral\’s uniform, not the uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet? previousSaving the world will take until after lunchnextFascinating 9 thoughts on “The Telegraph used to get these sorts of things right” Surreptitious Evil July 21, 2011 at 8:33 am Possibly because he was promoted on retirement? Being post-Bett Report and never CDS? Richard July 21, 2011 at 11:09 am Is this another example of the Telegraph nicking its pictures from Wikipedia? It seems this one is Crown Copyright; I wonder if they got permission for commercial publication? Remittance Man July 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm One does have to serve as an Admiral before one can become Admiral of the Fleet so presumably Sir Jules wore an admiral’s uniform at some stage in his career. Perhaps the photo of him in the full fig was just not so pretty. The Pedant-General July 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm Quite. Obits are often shown with pictures of a chap at some stage in his career rather than the very last/highest rank attained. No big deal unless they were trying to represent that this photo is indeed of him in his capacity as Admiral of the Fleet. bloke in spain July 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm Do we still have a fleet to need a Admiral of? Or is it the Fleet as in Fleet River, in which case- arises in Hampstead but spends most of its time in the dark before ending in a sewer-makes it sound more a political appointment. Remittance Man July 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm SE, Admirals of the Fleet, like Field Marshals, are “for life” so it wouldn’t matter (at least I think that’s the case). Post Brett, nobody has been elevated to five star rank. dearieme July 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm Because he’s not the second daughter of a Viscount. Do get a grip. Surreptitious Evil July 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm RM – believe it or not, I did know that. Actually, most ranks are “for life”. It is just that 5* officers don’t retire, they merely go (went) on to half-pay. But if he was promoted Admiral of the Fleet on retirement, then the official photographs of him as 1SL (and that looks like the Admiralty Boardroom to me, although I’ve only been in there once), will be as an Admiral. Martin July 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm Possibly because he once committed the unpardonable solecism of describing the lavatory as ‘the toilet’ in the presence of The Queen Mother and Oliver Kamm? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.