Urgent help with rank

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  1. I can assure you this is not a Wah!..lol

    I have had a teddy bear ordered for a Brigadiers daughter and part of the specifications was that the teddy should have a "Subbys" rank as that is what she is. He then said 2 pips.

    I thought a subbie was a second lieutenent???

    Can anyone please tell me what a Royal Signals Subbie rank is as the Brigadiers said 2 pips. I don't want to send the bear out to 'stan and for it to be wrong.

    (The Brigadier is uncontactable just now..hence comming on here.)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Any Officer under Captain is a subaltern I believe.
     
  3. Confirmed

    Google is your friend.
     
  4. subaltern Also found in: Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia 0.06 sec.
    sub·al·tern (sb-ôltrn, sbl-tûrn)
    adj.
    1. Lower in position or rank; secondary.
    2. Chiefly British Holding a military rank just below that of captain.
    3. Logic In the relation of a particular proposition to a universal with the same subject, predicate, and quality.
    n.
    1. A subordinate.
    2. Chiefly British A subaltern officer.
    3. Logic A subaltern proposition.
     
  5. Ahhhh..which explains the 2 pips...thank you.

    We only ever had two ranks...Jocks and Dicks ;)
     
  6. In my day, subby was what we claimed on a 1771 form.