Urgent help with rank

#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.
 
#3
Confirmed

A subaltern is a chiefly British military term for a junior officer.[1] Literally meaning "subordinate," subaltern is used to describe commissioned officers below the rank of captain and generally comprises the various grades of lieutenant.
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.
 
#6
In my day, subby was what we claimed on a 1771 form.
 

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