What is a Staff Corporal?

Introduction Staff corporal (SCpl or S/Cpl) is the equivalent rank to staff sergeant in the Household Cavalry, ranking between corporal of horse and warrant officer class 2 (WO2). Outline They may hold an appointment such as squadron quartermaster corporal. A staff corporal wears four point-up rank chevrons on his cuff, surmounted by a crown. Staff… Read More

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What is a Corporal of Horse?

Introduction Corporal of horse (CoH) is a rank in the British Army’s Household Cavalry corresponding to sergeant in other regiments. Background Formerly, no cavalry regiments had sergeants, but the Household Cavalry are the only ones to keep this tradition alive. It is said to stem from the origin of the word sergeant, which comes from… Read More

What is a Master Corporal?

Introduction Master corporal (MCpl) (French: caporal-chef) is a military rank used by a number of countries including the Canadian Armed Forces. Canada Background In the Canadian Armed Forces the rank of master corporal is an appointment of the rank of Corporal in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, however in the Royal Canadian… Read More

What is a Corporal First Class?

Introduction Corporal first class is a military rank in use by many militaries and is usually a non-commissioned officer. Refer to Corporal and Korporal. Singapore Corporal first class (CFC) is the highest enlistee rank in the Singapore Armed Forces, ranking above corporal. This honourable rank is conferred on proficient and competent corporals by recommendation to… Read More

What is a Korporal?

Introduction Korporal is the German and Danish spelling of the English corporal. Korporal is used in a number of armed forces as the lowest rank of the non-commissioned officers group. However, in the German Bundeswehr, it is considered a high enlisted personnel rank. In Switzerland the rank is used in the Fire Department as well.… Read More

What is a Corporal?

Introduction Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by many militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organisations. The word is derived from the medieval Italian phrase capo corporale (“head of a body”). The rank is usually the lowest ranking non-commissioned officer. In some militaries, the rank of corporal nominally… Read More

Who was John Berryman?

Introduction John Berryman VC (18 July 1825 to 27 June 1896) was a British Army non-commissioned officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Victoria Cross Action Born in Dudley, England, Berriman was 29 years… Read More