Tate & Lyle rank slides

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#82

Every WO1 I remember commissioning that I know since I met my first RSM who commissioned went to Capt, I still talk to the same man who eventually left as a Colonel, but I’ve the years I’ve know s few and all went to Captain…that was all infantry, I have 2 mates who both commissioned from WO1 last year, both to Captain


#83

I was AEOp branch late 1970’s, I don’t remember any stories of MACR whistling up the commissioned ranks like that; even if with lots of time as an airman, they would be commissioned as fg off (albeit with quite a bit of seniority). I caused a ruckus at St Mawgan when I returned from commission as a plt off (very short time as sgt AEOp) - I started the rumour that direct entry AEO’s were joining the Nimrod fleet. :rofl:

(Incidentally, the SNCO aircrew ranks originated in 1950.)


#84

I thought they started during the very early part of WW2 to take airmen aircrew out of the cliuches of people like the SWO who had on some stations a habit of using aircrew airmen as general duties personel when they had been on operations during the night before.


#85

Yep, but completely different structure, 1946-1950 - Aircrew I - IV, then Master.


#86

Indeed to the present rank system. At least the RAF maintain just one rank for W/O or MACR.


#87

Given the fact HQAC moved the line back another 6 months just a couple of days after announcing a line already 12 months into future, the original topic is dead.
Probably worth a revisit in April 2021 when the start will be at a guess, notionally October 2021.


#88

Sorry, didn’t mean to open a diversion about Sgt Majors! I just wanted to show a lovely big badge that could be given out to our Command WOs!!


#89

With sleeve tattoo included?? :rofl:


#90

Something for Auntie Dawn to consider?:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#91
  • Sgts Major :wink:

#92

In the US, but not in the UK it seems.


#93

I think sergeants major did used to be used here. Back in the age of left handed salutes, before things like “decisions” were made.


#94

Or before people forgot how English “works” as language.

It’s like people who say “this data” because they don’t realise that data is the plural of datum Uggh. :wink:

“Lords-Lieutenant”… There’s another one :smiley:
To pluralise a compound noun the plural goes to the principal element which, in a ‘noun adjective’ example, is the noun.
“Sergeant Major” - “Sergeant” is the noun, “Major” is an adjective. Hence - Sergeants Major.

But I digress.


#95

PAT Testing :joy:


#96

You’ve discovered my Achilles heel…


#97

Oooh, PIN Number.

Ferrari F40.


#98

Personal PIN Number!


#100

topic…anyone?


#101

I agree, this will close later today, if anyone hears any concrete news about this change, PM a mod and we will re-open it.


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