What is a Daffadar?

Introduction Daffadar (Hindustani: दफ़ादार (Devanagari) ; دفعدار (Nastaliq)) is the equivalent rank to sergeant in the Indian and Pakistani cavalry, as it was formerly in the British Indian Army. The rank below is lance daffadar. The equivalent in infantry and other units is havildar. Like a British sergeant, a daffadar wears three rank chevrons. Background… Read More

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What is a Havildar?

Introduction Havildar or havaldar (Hindustani: हविलदार or हवलदार (Devanagari), حوالدار (Perso-Arabic)) is a rank in the Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese armies, equivalent to sergeant. It is not used in cavalry units, where the equivalent is Daffadar. Like a British sergeant, a havildar wears three rank chevrons. Brief History “Havildar” is a Persian word in origin… Read More

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“We have good corporals and sergeants, and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia… Read More

What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?

Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More

The Number of Royal Engineers Promoted to Corporal & Sergeant, 2014 & 2015

Table 1 outlines the percentage of Royal Engineer Lance Corporals (LCpl) promoted to Corporal (Cpl) and Corporals promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) during the 2014 and 2015 promotion selection boards, for their 1st to 6th ‘looks’. Table 1: Number selected for promotion to Corporal or Sergeant Promotion Board 1st 2nd 3erd 4th 5th 6th Total Selected… Read More