See also:superior officer of a regiment of
See also:infantry or
See also:cavalry.; also an officer of corresponding
See also:rank in the general army
See also:list . The colonelcy of a regiment formerly implied a proprietary, right in it . Whether the colonel commanded it directly in the
See also:field or not, he always superintended its
See also:finance and interior
See also:economy, and the emoluments of the
See also:office, in the 18th century, were often the only
See also:form of pay
See also:drawn by general
See also:officers . The general officers of the 17th and 18th centuries were invariably colonels of regiments, and in this case the active command was exercised by the
See also:lieutenant-colonels . At the
See also:British general officers are often, though not always, given the colonelcy of a regiment, which has become almost purely an honorary office . The
See also:foreign sovereigns, royal princes and others, hold honorary colonelcies, as colonels-in-chief or honorary colonels of many regiments . In other armies, the regiment being a fighting unit, the colonel is its active
See also:commander ; in
See also:Great Britain the lieutenant-colonel commands in the field the
See also:battalion of infantry and the regiment of cavalry . Colonels are actively employed in the army at large in
See also:staff appointments,
See also:brigade commands, &c. extra-regimentally . Colonel-general, a rank formerly used in many armies, still survives in the German service, a colonel-general (General-Oberst) ranking between a general of infantry, cavalry or
See also:artillery, and a general field marshal (General-Feldmarschall) . Colonels-general are usually given the honorary rank of general field marshal .
COLON (formerly known as ASPINWALL)
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