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Topic: Bombardier rank


  
  Bombardier (rank) - Definition, explanation
Bombardier (Bdr) and Lance Bombardier (LBdr or L/Bdr) are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery instead of (respectively) Corporal and Lance Corporal.
The appointment was renamed Lance Bombardier in February 1918 and became a full rank, as did Lance Corporal, in 1961.
The Bombardier is responsible for assisting the Navigator in guiding the plane to a bombing target and, once above the target, the Bombardier holds release authority for the aircraft's bomb load.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/b/bo/bombardier__rank_.php   (292 words)

  
  Bombardier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The aerospace arm, Bombardier Aerospace, accounts for over half of the company's revenue and is reportedly the third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the world behind the giants Boeing and Airbus.
Bombardier is a UK Notified Body, under The Railways (Interoperability) (Notified Bodies) Regulations 2000, in one TSI area: rolling stock.
Recently, Bombardier have faced pressure from the media and its own shareholders over its involvement with the People's Republic of China on projects including the controversial Qingzang Railway line into Tibet, to which it is providing passenger carriages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bombardier   (1978 words)

  
 Bombardier (rank) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bombardier (Bdr) and Lance Bombardier (LBdr or L/Bdr) are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery instead of (respectively) Corporal and Lance Corporal.
The appointment was renamed Lance Bombardier in February 1918 and became a full rank, as did Lance Corporal, in 1961.
The Bombardier is responsible for assisting the Navigator in guiding the plane to a bombing target and, once above the target, the Bombardier holds release authority for the aircraft's bomb load.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bombardier_(rank)   (289 words)

  
 Bombardier -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier became a leading manufacturer of (Click link for more info and facts about business jets) business jets, (Click link for more info and facts about regional aircraft) regional aircraft, and (Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive) trains.
Bombardier aggressively seeks out state support in every country in which it has plants, and often obtains it, in the form of direct subsidies, tax cuts, free land, previous debt erasure or other forms.
Bombardier's reputation may have been tarnished in the western United States by their association with the financially ambitious (Click link for more info and facts about Las Vegas Monorail) Las Vegas Monorail system.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Bo/Bombardier.htm   (2032 words)

  
 Junior NCO's > Military Rank > Artillery Heritage > New Zealand Artillery : Southern Gunners : Live Firing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier is the oldest surviving non-commissioned artillery rank, and the third longest surviving non-commissioned rank in the army.
The rank was introduced by HM King James II 1686 when he increased the number of mortars in his army and commissioned a Chief Bombardier and 12 other Bombardiers to specialise in their use.
Khoumbaradjis Bashi a Chief Bombardier in the Janissaries of the Ottomans.
livefiring.ashst.com /artillery_heritage/military_rank/bombardier.htm   (1175 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bombardier (rank)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The rank originated as Acting Bombardier, but was renamed Lance Bombardier in February 1918.
The rank of Master Corporal exists in the Canadian Forces as a bridge between senior NCOs and whata re generally referd to as the junior ranks.
Categories: Military ranks Enlisted ranks is not a term used in the British Army, and is only used in this articles title for the sake of consistency with rank listings in other countries; not least those of the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bombardier-(rank)   (737 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bombardier Aerospace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier Aerospace is a division of the Bombardier group.
The Bombardier Aerospace Continental or Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of tranversing trans-continental distances.
In May 2005, Bombardier announced agreements with the Federal Government of Canada, the Provincial Government of Quebec and the Government of the United Kingdom of supports and loans for the C-Series project.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bombardier-Aerospace   (1524 words)

  
 Gunner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Those who carry Sub-machine guns or shotguns don't have a specific term to describe them, and are often referred to by their role (MOUT soldier or urban infantry,) or are simply called light infantry.
Gunner (abbreviated Gnr) is a military rank in artillery regiments, equivalent to private or private first class in the US forces.
In the U.S. Marine Corps, the term gunner (or gunny in informal speech) is used to refer to or address a warrant officer regardless of rank or technical speciality (though historically in charge of ordnance).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gunner   (514 words)

  
 Bombardier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Although the Bombardier was created to specialise in mortars it was not long before he added guns to his repertoire.
In 1920 the rank of Bombardier in the Royal Artillery, then denoted by a single chevron, was upgraded to replace that of Corporal, the latter being abolished.
The Bombardier was so named because he was trained in the use of the mortar which fired bombs and bombarded its targets.
riv.co.nz /rnza/hist/bdr.htm   (344 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The rank of brigadier-general (actually a temporary appointment conferred on colonels) was replaced in 1920 by that of colonel commandant, renamed brigadier in 1928, and his badge then became a crown over three stars.
In February 1918 the acting bombardier was renamed lance-bombardier, and the full bombardier gained a second chevron in 1920 when the rank of corporal in the RA was abolished.
Both of these ranks, their squadron and battery equivalents, and staff-sergeants in other arms, wore three chevrons and a crown, although in 1915 company, battery, squadron and troop sergeant-majors became warrant officers class II (by Army Order 70) and thereafter wore a single large crown, without any chevrons, on each forearm.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/standto!/N45insigniabritisharmy.htm   (893 words)

  
 Tarrackin's Home Scroll - Ranks in the New Zealand Army
The highest rank currently, in the New Zealand Army is that of Major General, a staff officer, based at the HQ in Wellington.
NCO ranks are shown on the shoulder, while CO ranks are shown on slides which placed on the shoulders.
New rank slides for the field are of the unique New Zealand DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) and the rank denoted by fl emblems for tactical reasons.
juni0r.orcon.net.nz /ranks.html   (205 words)

  
 Bombardier (rank) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Originally, the Royal Artillery had corporals and a bombardier was junior to them and wore a single (V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service) chevron.
The Bombardier is responsible for assisting the (In earlier times, a person who explored by ship) Navigator in guiding the plane to a bombing target and, once above the target, the Bombardier holds release authority for the aircraft's bomb load.
In the modern age, the title of Bombardier has fallen into disuse due to a rise of (A machine for performing calculations automatically) computer technology and (A bomb that can be guided (by a laser beam or radio) to its target) smart bombs.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Bo/Bombardier_(rank).htm   (267 words)

  
 Doug Kidd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 1960 to 1964, he served in the New Zealand Territorial Army as a bombardier gunlayer.
He was replacing Peter Tapsell, a Labour Party MP who had held the speakership because National did not want to lose a vote by appointing a Speaker from its own ranks.
As the government's majority was now not so precarious, and as Tapsell had lost his seat in any case, National was able to appoint Kidd without difficulty.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Doug_Kidd   (301 words)

  
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Rank: Private; Page: 34, 91; Remarks: Transferred from CT Mar. 18, 1801.
Rank: Private; Page: 27, 91; Remarks: Transferred from CT Nov. 12, 1807.
Rank: Private; Page: 34, 96; Remarks: Transferred from VT Sept. 4, 1806.
www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com /Military/NY.Invalid.1801.html   (1038 words)

  
 The Ultimate Bombardier Badge - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bombardier Badge was a military badge of the United States military which was issued between the years of 1918 and 1947.
During the Second World War, the Bombardier Badge was a common decoration of the United States Army Air Force.
The decoration was issued to all military bombardiers upon completion of basic flight training and advanced bomber instruction.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Bombardier_Badge   (224 words)

  
 NCO Insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Rank chevrons and badges of rank/appointment throughout the Second World War were made from khaki worsted embroidery and were worn on Battledress in the same manner as they had been on prewar Service Dress Jackets.
The Crown as used in rank insignia for both Officers and Other Ranks was instituted, as well as the Crown used in cap badges and a host of other badges.
Rank insignia and uniforms were made common to all arms.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /ranks/nco.htm   (889 words)

  
 Bombardier - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As is the practice with all aerospace companies, Bombardier's management aggressively seek out state support in every country in which they have plants, and often obtain it, in the form of direct subsidies, tax cuts, free land, previous debt erasure, or other forms.
Bombardier's reputation may have been tarnished in the western United States by their association with the financially ambitious Las Vegas Monorail system.
Recently, Bombardier have faced pressure from the media and their own shareholders over their involvement with the People's Republic of China government on projects including the controversial Qingzang Railway line into Tibet, to which they are providing passenger carriages.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/wiki/Bombadier   (1982 words)

  
 Armand Bombardier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This article is about the manufacturing company; for information on the military rank Bombardier, see ombardier (rank).
Bombardier Inc. (pronounced "bom-bar-dee-ay"), a Canadiancompany, was founded by Joseph-ArmandBombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardiee Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.
Bombardied acquired the assets and designs of AmericanLocomotive Company / Montreal Locomotive Works who continued in the locomotive business until 1985.
www.bodawg.com /point/15175-armand-bombardier.html   (294 words)

  
 Bombardier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier, a Canadian company, was founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.
In 1995, Bombardier Transportation, the rail portion of the company, re-entered the rail business.
Bombardier aggressively seeks out state support in every country in which it has plants, and often obtains it, in the form of direct subsidies, tax cuts, free land, previous debt erasal or other forms.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/bombardier   (675 words)

  
 AIN Online May 2002: Strike stops Bombardier Jet production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The strike, the first to assail Bombardier since 1965, came as a surprise after a settlement offer from management was approved by union officials in a meeting just four days before on April 11.
In that vote the rank and file clung to its earlier demand of 5-percent wage hikes annually over a three-year term and a reduction in the retirement age from 60 to 58.
Bombardier workers earn an average $C21.50 ($13.55) an hour and have been without a wage contract since November 30.
www.ainonline.com /issues/05_02/05_02_stikestopbombardpg1.html   (304 words)

  
 About Us - Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator Association (NEBNA)
The Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator position was never officially sanctioned by the Bureau of Naval Personal (BUPERS).
It is the mission of the Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator Association (NEBNA) to be officially recognized as an important part of Naval Aviation and occupy a place in the National Museum of Naval Aviation, located in Pensacola, Florida.
The initial organizational meeting of the Naval Enlisted Bombardier Navigator Association (NEBNA) was held at the Gator Landing on the St Johns River, in Sanford, Florida in 2000.
www.nebna.org /about_us.htm   (225 words)

  
 Bombardier Launches Skyjet International
Bombardier today introduced Skyjet International, the first integrated global charter services programme capable of providing travelers with unrestricted and fixed-price access to more than 900 business jets worldwide.
Bombardier also announced it is establishing Skyjet International in the Middle East region, expanding a successful network already operating across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.
Bombardier Skyjet International - together with Bombardier Skyjet - is the only service of its kind to be developed by a business aircraft manufacturer.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2005/01/26/013436.html   (642 words)

  
 Corporal - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There is no actual rank of corporal however, and the ranks progress directly from Lance Corporal to Lance Corporal of Horse (who is effectively equivalent to a corporal).
The rank of Private is held by those who have not yet attained the trade requirements and time in service for promotion to corporal.
It is the most common rank held by conscript soldiers,who are usually promoted to the rank near the end of their national service term.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Corporal   (1330 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Canadian Forces ranks and insignia
The officers of some army regiments wear pre-unification rank insignia on their ceremonial uniforms (full dress and patrol dress).
These insignia are nearly identical with those of the British Army: see British Army officer rank insignia for details.
Canadian Forces ranks and appointment insignia - official site with images of rank insignia for Navy, Army and Air Force.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/CF_ranks_and_insignia   (313 words)

  
 Bombardier | Aerospace | Business Aircraft | Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier recognizes the critical role that spare parts availability and delivery performance plays with respect to aircraft uptime.
Our Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) rank among the best in the aerospace industry and are the primary point of contact for ordering parts and expediting their delivery to virtually anywhere in the world.
Bombardier's experienced and dedicated back-end technical services group work with your Bombardier front-line team to minimize delays and get you in the air faster.
www.learjet.com /en/3_0/3_2/3_2_5/3_2_5.jsp?id=5   (371 words)

  
 The Royal Air Force - Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Here is the rank structure for other ranks of the Royal Air Force.
In many cases, the Royal Air Force rank will be the junior of the three Services, the Royal Navy having seniority over both the Army and RAF.
Rank insignia for non-commissioned ranks is, with the exception of Warrant Officer and Master Aircrew, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform.
www.raf.mod.uk /organisation/non-comm.html   (135 words)

  
 2Bangkok.com Forum - Blast in KL Monorial coach
The train's builder and operator, Bombardier Corp. of Montreal, has submitted preliminary findings of its investigation into the problems that are now being reviewed by monorail officials.
A definitive cause of the monorail's woes, plans for a fix, a testing schedule and reopening date will largely depend on how the findings of the Bombardier and Exponent studies are reconciled by monorail officials.
Earlier inquiries by monorail officials, county investigators, other consultants and Bombardier were insufficient to stem flaws on the $650 million rapid transit system.
www.angkor.com /2bangkok/2bangkok/forum/showthread.php?t=546   (1852 words)

  
 CBC News: Euro Commission approves Bombardier deal for Adtranz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier's B class shares lost $1.25 on the TSE on Tuesday, closing at $21.65.
Bombardier also said it will cooperate with Kiepe of Dusseldorf, Germany, on another tramway car project for a period of five years.
Bombardier must also sell Adtranz's shares in the Stadler Pankow joint venture based in Berlin, Germany, to the majority shareholder to ensure competition in Europe's rail industry.
www.cbc.ca /story/business/national/2001/04/03/adtranz_010403.html   (357 words)

  
 Bombardier Atv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bombardier Inc. (pronounced "bom-bar-dee-ay"), a Canadiancompany, was founded by Joseph-ArmandBombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.
The aerospace arm, Bombardier Aerospace, accountsfor over half of the company's revenue and is reportedly the third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the world behind the giantsof Boeing and Airbus.
In 1970, Bombardier acquired the Viennese company Lohner- Rotax, a manufacturer of snowmobile engines and tramways, and thus became involved in rail business.
www.elusiveeye.com /side47771-bombardier-atv.html   (459 words)

  
 Corporal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
During World War I and World War II, Gefreiter was considered more to be a lance corporal, with the rank of full corporal known as Unteroffizier, ranking between an American sergeant and corporal and approximately equivalent to a British corporal in responsibility.
In the Norwegian Armed Forces, promotion to the rank of Korporal is used as a way to acknowledge soldiers who have done a good job in their service, without giving them any real authority.
The rank of Private is reserved for those still training in their chosen trade.
read-and-go.hopto.org /US-Marine-Corps-enlisted-ranks/Corporal.html   (865 words)

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