Military Rank Insignias - Page 3




 
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February 4th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
yup, werhemet style, old german world war II

altogether i think the collar style looks old and imperial, the to shoulder ones look serious and honrable while the ones on the sides of the shoulder looks combat-ready
February 4th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think you just made a statement
February 4th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
"Norway doesn't have NCO's, I've explained a bit about the Norwegian rank system here"

Isn't sersjant an NCO? Korporal is maybe similar to our korpraali LCpl, wich is not NCO. Not sure but all norwegian squads i have seen seemed to have sergeant (three stripes) in charge. Is sersjant the lowest NCO rank in Norway?

Finnish ranks in english (land forces):

http://www.mil.fi/varusmies/arvomerkki/index_en.dsp

And the same ranks originally in finnish:

http://www.mil.fi/varusmies/arvomerkki/maavoimat.dsp

And in swedish (finnish ranks are officially both in finnish and swedish):

http://www.mil.fi/varusmies/arvomerkki/index_sv.dsp

Branch colors:

http://www.mil.fi/varusmies/arvomerkki/laatat_en.dsp
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February 5th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
The rank field marshal isnt really used over here in the UK, its gone the way of your american 5 star general ( I hope i remembered that right...) , and is only used in certain circustances.
Such as some stupid person trying to invade...etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army
Here is a good summary of the stuff in it...

Here is a good badge one from the actual BA site, http://www.army.mod.uk/presscentre/badges/
February 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Hmm, well according to your link, Prince Phillip would seem to be the exception to your observation of only "some stupid person trying to invade". I also believe there are at least one or two Field Marshal's still living retired. I seem to recall watching a show about the Falklands conflict in which one of the British officers interviewed was a Field Marshal.

I'd still like to hear from somebody from the UK or Commonwealth who's actually served in the armed forces.
February 6th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Hmm, well according to your link, Prince Phillip would seem to be the exception to your observation of only "some stupid person trying to invade". I also believe there are at least one or two Field Marshal's still living retired. I seem to recall watching a show about the Falklands conflict in which one of the British officers interviewed was a Field Marshal.
Ah well some of them are royal relitives that might help it or they where promoted to chief of staff....hmmm must be not the same as the navy..
When you are retired you sort of keep your rank dont you...
February 6th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Mine and Eurospikes posts about the Norwegian and Finnish rank system and military education have been split into this thread:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=9199