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  British Army officer rank insignia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally insignia were worn on the collar, but were moved to the shoulder boards in 1880 for all officers in full dress, when the system of crowns and stars was reorganised.
From 1871, the rank of Ensign (Cornet in cavalry regiments) was replaced with the rank of Second Lieutenant, which had no insignia.
From 1928 the latter was replaced with the rank of Brigadier with the rank insignia used to this day.
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 Captain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Collar insignia of a U.S. sea forces Captain is similar to that of a Colonel in the land and air forces.
The military rank of Captain is ranked three steps lower than a naval Captain, and has no special authority with respect to a ship and is just another passenger or crew member whilst on board.
In the British Army and Royal Marines the insignia is a vertical row of three pips (sometimes called "stars").
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 MILITARY RANK FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations.
The ranks of junior officers are the three or four lowest ranks of officers, possibily complicated by the status of trainee officers.
Rank, rate, classification and appointment all form what is known in many countries as position, which relates the authority and command of the person.
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 General strike Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The different ranks of general are identified by the number of stars worn; a General of the Army wears five stars, a General four stars, a Lieutenant General three stars, a Major General two stars, and a Brigadier General one star.
In the British Army, a General's insignia is a crossed sword and baton.
The insignia for the highest rank of Field Marshal, equivalent to an American five-star general, consists of crossed batons within a wreath and surmounted by a crown.
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 comparative military ranks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The military rank system is a means of categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force.
Military rank for details on the history of the rank system.
Note about ranks: if the ranks of the IDF are to be translated one-to-one to Western rankss then a "Rav Aluf" is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is "Aluf").
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 Field Marshal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It is of a comparable rank to the highest-ranking General(s) in an army that does not use the rank of Marshal.
In some countries, previously under the sphere of British influence, an adapted version of the insignia is used for Field Marshals, often with the crown being replaced with an alternative cultural or national emblem.
In the Soviet Union, the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union was actually the second-highest rank; Josef Stalin, who had appointed himself an "MSU", subsequently promoted himself to the rank of Generalissimo of the Soviet Union, a rank he and only he was ever appointed to hold.
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 DefenseLINK News: Insignia: The Way You Tell Who's Who in the Military
The rank of chief petty officer was established in 1894.
The rank of Army ensign was long gone by the time the rank of Navy ensign was established in 1862.
This comes from British tradition: Generals were appointed for campaigns and often called "captain generals." Their assistants were, naturally, "lieutenant generals." At the same time, the chief administrative officer was the "sergeant major general." Somewhere along the way, "sergeant" was dropped.
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 British Army biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The British Army is currently serving in Northern Ireland in the 'military aid to the civil authorities' capacity.
British forces were part of the spearhead group that initiated actions in Afghanistan that was implemented in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
In the aftermath of the invasion British forces remain in the capital Kabul as a protection force for the new government as part of a NATO multi-national force.
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British influence, an adapted version of the insignia is used for Field Marshals, often with the crown being replaced with an alternative cultural or national emblem.
Marshal of the Soviet Union was actually the second-highest rank; Josef Stalin, who had appointed himself an "MSU", subsequently promoted himself to the rank of Generalissimo of the Soviet Union, a rank he and only he was ever appointed to hold.
Although traditionally the British monarch is a field marshal, Queen Elizabeth II does not hold that rank (although she has since 1964 been the Lord High Admiral), and the Prince of Wales has indicated an unwillingness to be the only five-star officer of the military; the
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 Military rank insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In order that the rank insignia would be clearly discernible, they were of the opposite color;...
However, Rank Insignia site (rankinsignia.cz, broken link as of 22 Feb 2005, Ivan Sache) shows that there is indeed the rank of full Admiral in Peruan...
Rank insignia was displayed as gold braid on female uniform tops and command officer...
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 Roman Army Part I
Each military campaign was assigned one general (dux), though there was not a single commander-in-chief until imperial times because a number of campaigns could be conducted simultaneously in different geographic areas.
They were originally drawn from the ranks of freedmen and were not really soldiers, although they were organized on a quasi-military basis.
The commander of the vigiles was a prefect of equestrian rank (the praefectus vigilum).
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 army rank insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Coast Guard rank insignia are the same as the Navy except for color and the seaman...
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Rank insignia charts for the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as general information about military rank/rate and...
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 Us military rank insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
As a Captain he is wearing sterling silver rank insignia.
Rank insignia were seldom worn on HBT's at the battlefront, for fear of enemy snipers.
Rank Insignia for all branches of the Military...
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 Military rank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman Legions, after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius which were completed around 60 BCE.
Military rank Typical Army non-commissioned officer ranks and responsibilities
Rank that tune: The Army National Guard has been hoping to bend young Americans' ears to a recruiting pitch by giving them something else to listen to first.
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 Military insignia, military rank and insignia, british military insignia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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The insignia collection contain the patches and distinctive unit insignia representing commands, combat badges, armies, corps, divisions and brigades,...
The American Society of Military Insignia Collectors Whether you are a collector of military insignia or a student of heraldry or military history,...
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 Military_rank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
A separate set of ranks was also used for secular, and occasionally ecclesiastic, rulers, as discussed in Ranks of nobility and peerage.
A set of rank is also used in academic organizations.
Other enlisted ranks include the "specialist" and the "private soldier" or private for short.
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 British Military Sword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
European, and particularly British, military circles as to whether a sword optimised for thrusting or...
British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard : New South Wales Military Forces British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard : New South Wales Military Forces The markings on this sword indicate that it became the...
British Pioneer Sawback short Sword also used by Artillery units, This one has the broad arrow mark of the British Military...
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 Naval traditions: Names of ranks
As a military term General started as an adjective, as in Captain General indicating the Captain who had overall or "general" command of the army.
As the General ranks became fixed during the Seventeenth Century the Sergeant portion fell away leaving the title as Major General.
Sherman changed the rank insignia in 1872 to a gold embroidered coat of arms of the United States between two silver stars.
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 British military unit badges
Rank marks of the British Army from the Boy's Own Paper.
The British Army introduced the Rank in 1871 to replace the rank of Ensign (Cornet in the cavalry).
At first the rank bore no distinct insignia until 1902 with the introduction of the single pip (sometimes referred to as a "star") when the rank of lieutenant and captain each had their number of pips increased by one to (respectively) two and three pips.
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 british army rank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
These are the Badges of rank used by the British Army.
British Army ranks Below are the ranks of officers in the British Army.
The various ranks, in descending order, are as follows (note that certain rank titles in the British Army are usually hyphenated): Officers.
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 General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal.
During the American Civil War, all generals in the Confederate military irrespective of grade wore an insignia of three stars in a row with the middle one being slightly larger and placed in an open wreath.
Senior officers used to held the rank of Colonel (there were "Brigade Colonels", for instance).
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 Militaria Dealers: Military Badges and Police Insignia: KellyBadge
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 British_military_history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Battle of Hastings (1066) - last successful invasion of the British Isles by a foreign force
Battle of Bosworth Field (1485) - Richard III was the last British king to die in combat
Battle of Culloden (1746) - last battle on the British mainland
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 British Military History
From the highest ranking generals and admirals to the soldiers in the trenches and the people at home, this war touched the lives of all.
We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st (British) Airborne Division, the Reconnaissance Corps, and all of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought during that conflict.
The Regimental Warpath lists the composition and disposition of the British and Empire Armies of the First World War, giving information on the Divisions and Brigades for each of the armies and the Battles and Engagements each unit was involved in.
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 Field Marshal biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
It was introduced by George I, the first Hanoverian king, in the style of the continental armies; the Duke of Argyll became the first field marshal in 1736.
The field marshal's special symbol was a baton, famously mentioned by Napoleon: "Every French soldier carries a marshal's baton in his knapsack".
The rank also exists or has existed (on paper at least) in Bangladesh, Brunei, Ghana, South Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Vietnam, North Yemen and Yemen, but not all of these countries have probably actually ever used it.
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 AllRefer.com - Iraq - Uniforms and Rank Insignia in Iraq | Iraqi Information Resource
Commissioned officers' rank insignia were identical for the army and for the air force except that shoulder boards were olive drab for the army and were blue for the air force.
Naval officer rank insignia consisted of gold stripes worn on the lower sleeve.
Army and air force enlisted personnel wore stripes on the sleeve to designate rank, while the top noncommissioned officer rank, sergeant major and chief master sergeant, respectively, consisted of a gold bar on top of the shoulders.
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 Military Organisation and Insignia
Examining the more than one-hundred and twenty-five SS Foot Regiments in the General SS, the names and ranks of the hundreds of commaners, as well as details of unit location changes, popular and honor titles as well as other data for each are within a separate chapter.
Based on German military documents this valuable reference work is a comprehensive directory to a key element of the German military machine.
Each tank commanders' combat career is examined, as is the rise of Red Army forces, and reveals these lesser known leaders and their operations to western military history readers.Richard N. Armstrong, a colonel in the United States Army, has served in military intelligence since 1969, and holds a military historian specialty.
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 Delv.co.uk: military insignia websites in the UK
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