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Ranks of the French Navy

The French Navy is a part of the French armed forces and next to the British Royal Navy, the second largest Western European Navy with around 45,000 soldiers and civilians.   Since February 2008, Admiral Pierre-François Forissier has been in command as Commander-in-Chief and Chief of the Naval Command. The most important bases are Brest on the Atlantic...
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Ranks of the German navy (Bundesmarine) after 1945

Of the 25,000 marines, around 19,000 serve in the Navy itself, the others in the other parts of the Bundeswehr, mainly in the military base, the Central Medical Service and the Ministry. About 6,000 soldiers serve on sea-going units. In the Navy, in addition to professional and temporary soldiers, there are also volunteers who perform...
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