RN/Army equivalent ranks?

#1
Hello ARRSE,
I'm joining the Navy soon (rating) and I was wondering if anyone knew what the equivalent ranks/rates are in the Army? Just, my brother's in the army and I'd like to know if I'd ever outrank him ;)
Thanks
 
#2
The RN seem to have an obsession with teling people that an able rate outranks or is equivilant to an Army L/Cpl. I don't buy it personally.

Btw, look on wikipedia for the answer to your question, the lord helps them as helps themselves and all that.
 
#5
Take no notice of that lot.

Army Royal Navy
Private Chief Petty Officer
Gunner Sub Lieutenant
Craftsman Commodore
Airtrooper Rear Admiral
Signalman Admiral Of The Fleet
 

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#6
Ignore the nasty men. They're just bitter and jealous because they have realised that they made poor career decisions in early life.

It is thought tht Samuel Johnson once wrote "Every man things meanly fo himself for not being or soldier or having gone to sea." What he actually wrote was "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having gone to sea." The quotation was altered in his autobiography by the Duke of Wellington, who regretted that his decision not to join the Navy meant he never fulfilled his true potential.
 
#7
Ignore the nasty men. They're just bitter and jealous because they have realised that they made poor career decisions in early life.

It is thought tht Samuel Johnson once wrote "Every man things meanly fo himself for not being or soldier or having gone to sea." What he actually wrote was "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having gone to sea." The quotation was altered in his autobiography by the Duke of Wellington, who regretted that his decision not to join the Navy meant he never fulfilled his true potential.
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#9
And while you are at it, don't forget that in the RAF 3 stripes with a crown over is equivalent to an army Warrant Officer 2 :)
 
#11
Glad its all over is right, same goes for SAC as well, AB2,AB1, and SAC = tom. Had the same nonsense before with jolly jack and crabair trying to gate crash the Cpls mess, at least Jolly jack was a good laugh though.
 
#12
And while you are at it, don't forget that in the RAF 3 stripes with a crown over is equivalent to an army Warrant Officer 2 :)
That, Sir, is total bollocks.

MY Flight Sergeants used to call me SIR when I was a WO2. In return, I used to call them Flight Sergeant.

Show me the warrant signed by the Secretary of State for Defence for a Flight Sergeant, please.

tac, every rank, NCO and officer, from Pte to A/Lt Col
 
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#13
That, Sir, is total bollocks.

MY flight Sergeants used to call me SIR when I was a WO2. I used to call them Flight Sergeant.

Show me the warrant signed by the Secretary of State for Defence for a Flight Sergeant, please.

tac, every rank, NCO and officer, from Pte to A/Lt Col
That Sir is you being caught hook line and sinker, welldone Aul Yin!
 
#15
Actually, according to the tri-service parity posters up everywhere, Leading Hand is not equal to a Corporal. An LH sits beneath a Full Screw.
How odd. The RN Ranks and Rates presentation I sat through, yet again, on Thursday says otherwise. So either an RM Corporal sits beneath an Army one or your parity posters are pish.
 
#20
How odd. The RN Ranks and Rates presentation I sat through, yet again, on Thursday says otherwise. So either an RM Corporal sits beneath an Army one or your parity posters are pish.
Fair one, I'm not going to get into a pissing contest about it. The posters do clearly state this is the case, but I'm open to the fact they could be outdated.
The LH's I work with don't have any issues with it either.
 

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