Posted by Captain Everett on March 27, 1998 at 21:35:51:
In response to Military rankings, written by Dawn on March 26, 1998 at 23:11:15
] What would be the rank above that of a captain? I am not quiet acquainted with these military terms, so any help would be appreciated. This is part of research for a book that I am writing (regency period of course).
I noticed that information on ranks in the Navy have already been posted on the Board. For those who are interested, here are the ranks in the Army, from the top to the bottom. Those above the line of astericks are Commissioned Officers. The Capitalized titles are broad terms which are commonly used, not a rank itself. Those preceded by three dashes are either unofficial ranks, or limited to certain units only. This list covers most of the ranks, but there are many less other less common designations:
Ensign (Coronet in Cavalry)
---Lance Corporal or Chosen Man
Private (Trooper in Cavalry)
Drummer (Bugler in Light Infantry, Trumpeter in Cavalry)
NOTE: Some Regiments, such as Fusilier, or Royal Artillery, had the ranks of 1st and 2nd Lieutenant. The Royal Artillery also had bombadiers (below Corporal), and beneath them, gunners. Royal Horse Artillery had Second-Captains, and Drivers. The Royal Engineers had a "sub-lieutenant" who was a retired NCO.
Some positions were considered to be the eqivalent of the above ranks, as follows [NB- These are only guidelines] Note: this did not entitle the holder of the position to a military command:
Captain: Paymasters, Surgeon
Lieutenant: Assistant Surgeon
Ensign/Coronet: Hospital Assistants, Veternary Surgeon (rising to Lieutenat after 10 yrs service, to Captain after 20 yrs
Staff Sergeants: Colour Sergeant, Quarter Master Sergeants
Adjutants were usually Subalterns
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