Is it true ??????

Discussion in 'Juniors' started by Planty, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. Is it true that only Majors and above may address a L/Cpl as Lance Corpral, and anyone below has to address him as Corpral???

    Anyone know anything about this. is it in Queens Regs?
     
  2. Utter nonsense. Where did you hear that? Certainly not in QRs.
     
  3. Why? I'm assuming you're not a lance jack from the spelling!
     
  4. I was always under the impression that the LANCE rank was never used when addressing a L/Sgt or L/Cpl.At least I neber heard it used in 15 years service.
     
  5. I was always under the impression that the LANCE rank was never used when addressing a L/Sgt or L/Cpl.At least I neber (never even) heard it used in 15 years service.
     
  6. I think that it must depend on tradition of what ever core your with. I heard a few things said a couple of years a go.....let me think.....Right, I believe that it was not a spoken term, ie if you were Lcpl then you would be called Cpl (in spoken terms) but on paper you were a Lcpl. I will have to do some digging.....
     
  7. When I was a LCpl my boss used to call me either Cpl or Taff I was never called LCpl. The way I think It neveer bothered me. So does it really matter if your boss calls you LCpl or Cpl I think not.
     

  8. Ive ne'er heard of it before!

    Everyone shortens the Lance ranks down to 'Corporal' or 'Sergeant' but Ive never heard of it being laid down in QRs.

    This is similar to the RSM thing with only the CO and above being in the position to address the RSM as 'RSM' ...with everyone else meant to be calling him 'Sir' or 'RSM, Sir' :?
     
  9. The CO and above? So a the adjutant or a major is supposed to call the RSM 'Sir' or 'RSM, Sir'?

    It that your final answer?
     
  10. When I was a L/Cpl, I was always adressed as Cpl..
     
  11. Same here, but god help any sprog that called me 'Corps' :twisted:
     
  12. Everyone calls me a cnut regardless of rank :p
     
  13. When written has L/Cpl I was once told that it meant they were an acting Lance Corporal. A sub lance jack was written as LCpl. Anyone know if thats true


    mind you does anyone care
     
  14. I was under the impression that the lance was written and not spoken?