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Household Cavalry Ranks How do cavalry ranks work - Corporal of Horse etc. Who uses them, and how do they equate to infantry ranks?
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks Along time ago the HCR realised 'sergeant' meant servant. Being a bunch of stuck up donkey wallopers changed the rank to Corporal of the horse. In house its referred to as ' 3 bar' .
Below link gives a good guide to equivalent ranks across the three services. http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/3924.html
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Re: Household Cavalry Ranks That load of old rubbish alway comes out.
The real reason is you can't say "stop it sgt" with yer mouth fulll of cock!
No it is just the pre Cardwell ranks
Only Corporals, of foot if inf of horse if heavy Cav
Senior Cpl deputises for Orificer
Hence a bit of Latin" Major"
Hence Coporal Major!
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks As far as I recall it goes as below (unless someone who knows corrects me )
The Houshold cavalry (life Guards and Blues and Royals as they were pre amalgamation)
Two stripes with a crown above it = Lance Corporal (Lance Corporal)
Three cloth stripes with a crown above it = Lance Corporal of Horse ( Corporal )
Three brass stripes with a crown above it = Corporal of Horse (sergeant )
The above two can be confusing in Combats with black stripes on a green background.
Four upside down stripes with a crown above it = Staff corporal ( Staff sergeant )
Warrant Officers class 2 = Corporal Major (same rank badge)
RSM = Regimental Corporal Major (same rank badge)
The only difference with attatched arms is Corporals wear three stripes and are entitled to use the WOs & COs Mess (sgts mess)
The rest of the Cav ranks are the same as everyone else (Yet again I await to be corrected :D )
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks Nearly right
LCOH- THREE CLOTH CHEVRONS+CLOTH CROWN
COH - THREE CLOTH CHEVRONS+BRASS CROWN
In 95 LCOH WEARS SLIDE WITH BLACK CHEVRON- COH NORMAL ONES
Cpls from attached arms are LSGTS and so wear 3 chevrons
The hcr has an all NCO's mess, Lcpl upwards/ lcpls pay a smaller mess bill and have no voting rights at mess meetings
Blues and royals historically wear metal chevrons on a brassard but the opportunities for this are few these days
Three brass chevrons- cloth crown - LCOH
Three brass chevrons-metal crown - COH
The junior officer rank in the RHG/D is a Cornet.
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks Queen' Dragoon Guards Lance Corporals wear two stripes and they have a bod who wears four stripes and a crown - Staff Sergeant Major ???
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Re: Household Cavalry Ranks You want to try 9/12 rank structureAnything bellow 3 stripes means your just a glorified bloody trooper ,Unless of course you play football (poorly) then your what ever rank the highest regi team member is
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks LCOH- THREE CLOTH CHEVRONS+CLOTH CROWN
Must be the only full screws with three stripes and a crown!
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks In QDG L/CPL has two stripes,CPL two stripes and a little badge , and the chap with four stripes and a crown is an SQMS .
Re: Household Cavalry Ranks Feck me - it's getting just like the septics - everyone wants more badges!
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