Who is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces?

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It depends on your country.

  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, British overseas territories etc): The British Monarch (King or Queen)
  • United States: The President
  • Australia: The highest ranking General on behalf of the British Monarch
  • Canada: The Governor General on behalf of the British Monarch
  • Finland: The President
  • France: The President
  • Germany: Bundesminister der Verteidigung (Federal Minister of Defence) during peacetime or the Bundeskanzler (Chancellor) in wartime
  • Brunei: The Sultan
  • Spain: The Monarch
  • Thailand: The Monarch
  • Russia: The President
  • Italy: The President

And so on. If you require the answer for a country not listed here, please feel free to ask a question, stating the country you wish to know about.
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