Household Cavalry & unique Ranks

#1
Having watched the very interesting programme about the Household Cavalry last night I was reminded of the curious titles of Corporal of Horse and Corporal Major. Can anyone tell me what they equate to and more interestingly not only why they differ but how they have managed to escape being changed to the same as everyone else over the years? I would be interested to know of any other "unique" terms from various Regiments and Corps.
 
#3
Ranks in RHG/D go:

Lance Corporal (LCpl)....................................Two Stripes and a Crown
Lance Coporal of Horse (LCoH) .......................Three Stripes and a Crown
Corporal of Horse (CoH) .................................Three Stripes and a Crown
Staff Corporal (SCpl or SQMC) ........................Four upside down Stripes and a Crown
WO2 or Corporal Major (SCM or RQMC) ........... Crown
WO1 or Regimental Corporal Major (RCM) ......... Royal Arms
Cornet (Ct) ....................................................... One Garter Star (ie equivalent to a 2Lt)
 

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#4
Paymaster said:
Cornet (Ct) ....................................................... One Garter Star (ie equivalent to a 2Lt)
One garter star and a flake..................................a 99

One garter star and two flakes.............................a double 99

One garter star, a handful of nuts and a swirl of raspberry syrup.........a Cornetto
 
#6
Paymaster said:
Ranks in RHG/D go:

Lance Corporal (LCpl)....................................Two Stripes and a Crown
Lance Coporal of Horse (LCoH) .......................Three Stripes and a Crown
Corporal of Horse (CoH) .................................Three Stripes and a Crown
Staff Corporal (SCpl or SQMC) ........................Four upside down Stripes and a Crown
WO2 or Corporal Major (SCM or RQMC) ........... Crown
WO1 or Regimental Corporal Major (RCM) ......... Royal Arms
Cornet (Ct) ....................................................... One Garter Star (ie equivalent to a 2Lt)
Thank you PM. How does one differentiate between LCoH and CoH if they wear the same insignia?
 
#8
Was a cracking programme.Bombardier is unique to the Royal Regiment of Artillery which provided a certain bloody minded Cpl from the Queens Colour Squadron with some amusement when we did a course together as he associated the rank with the Royal Artillery Concert party from 'It aint arf hot mum' and managed to get my fine parent unit changed on the nominal roll to Bdr***** Royal Artillery Concert Party,this duly appeared on my pass certificate which took me years to get changed as they were posted on to us after course had finished,B&^%$RD one day our paths will cross!!!
 

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