British Army Rank Structure

#1
I have no idea of where to post this, so can someone help me out with the British Army's rank structure?

All I know of it is this:

Private - Corporal - Sergeant - Lieutenant - NCO - CO - Major - sergeant Major - General.


That is literally all i know... i've tried google, turned up nothing on the first page (Although it did reference to an ARRSE page)

Thanks in advance guys.


--Is preparing for all hell to break loose--
 
#3
Msr beat me to it.

Now something I haven't seen is a translation of the rank titles used by different Corps/Regiments,

e.g.

Private, Sapper, Gunner, Craftsman, Trooper, etc.

Corporal, Bombardier, etc.

Sergeant, Corporal, etc
 
#5
There's no actual "structure" to the Army's system of rank... It's more a sort of "your badges look prettier and seems more important than mine so I'll follow your orders"...

This system, of course, falls down when "normal" Officers/NCO's face regiments like the Paras, Marines or certain units of the RAF who have that extra, pretty little badge or two that makes them vastly superior to anyone without said badge, (as it rightly should be). Then there can be problems when the "un-badged" try to tell the "pretty badged" that they should salute or show respect to them.

So, in short, the Army rank structure is... "flexible".. there, that's a good word.. flexible in the face of superior men, women and, in some cases, children...

Hope that helps... :D
 
#7
As opposed to the crabs who's rank structure comprises of

Mate
Chum
pal
buddy
geezer
wing commander
c-unt bucket

in that order.
Nice to see a fellow crab... :D
 
#8
Drawn from my experience it looks a bit like this:

Traitors (MOD brewbitches)

Pointless poncey crossdressing tw'ats spouting gibberish

Arseholes and thieves

Sergeants some of whom may be alright

Corporals

Lance Corporals

Brewbitches
 
#9
How can you post 83 (to date) times on a "Army" themed web sight and not have a clue about said Army's rank structure?

I smell a Pish take! (and is not Airborne Aircrew's cheapo bennito after-shave either!)

As for Crabs. Well they "may" have a rank structure, however they are CERTAIN to be as Popular a Prossie with said infestation!
 
#10
Airborne_Aircrew said:
...the Paras, Marines or certain units of the RAF who have that extra......
What like pilots, loadmasters, PJIs etc, surely the only RAF badges worth having. :twisted:
 
#11
sandmanfez said:
Every man an emperor.
I thought that was a marshal's baton in every pack? :? :wink:
 

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#15
That's the Army rank structure, but of course, when it comes to pretty and not-so-pretty badges, you also have to consider the support arms of the Army, some of whom also sport badges, or 'tramp stamps' as they are unkindly known.

Ranks as follows:

Madam
Pimp
Ho
Sl@g
Munter
Hippocrocodillopig
 
#16
putteesinmyhands said:
Msr beat me to it.

Now something I haven't seen is a translation of the rank titles used by different Corps/Regiments,

e.g.

Private, Sapper, Gunner, Craftsman, Trooper, etc.

Corporal, Bombardier, etc.

Sergeant, Corporal, etc
Look in the Arrspedia. And have a look around for the NATO rank structure, sets out every rank, in every service, in every member of nato, and aligns them up all neatlike.
 
#20
I got bored and flicked through wikipedia a bit to see what it had to say on matters rank and sartorial elegance.

On the Army Uniform page I found this:



WTF??
 

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