Other Ranks (UK)
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Other Ranks UK

Other ranks (ORs) in the Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Air Force and in the armies and air forces of many other Commonwealth countries are those personnel who are not commissioned officers, usually including non-commissioned officers (NCOs).[1][2] (In the Royal Navy, these personnel are called "ratings"[3] rather than "other ranks". Non-commissioned member is the equivalent term for the Canadian Armed Forces.) Colloquially, members of the other ranks are known as "rankers".[]

The term is often considered to exclude warrant officers, and occasionally also excludes NCOs. Formally, a regiment consists of the "officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men" or the "officers, warrant officers and other ranks".[4]

British India

In British India, a distinction was made between British other ranks (BORs) and Indian other ranks (IORs).[5][6]

Comparative ranks

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
United Kingdom United Kingdom
()
British Royal Navy OR-9.svg British Royal Navy OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-2.svg No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2
(phased out 2014)
Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman


United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

()
British Royal Marines OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Marines OR-7.svg British Royal Marines OR-6.svg No equivalent British Royal Marines OR-4.svg British Royal Marines OR-3.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 WO1. Warrant officer class 2 WO2. Colour sergeant CSgt. Sergeant Sgt. Corporal Cpl. Lance Corporal LCpl. Marine Mne.
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
United Kingdom United Kingdom
()
British Army Sergeant Major.svg British Army OR-9b.svg British Army OR-9a.svg British Army OR-8b.svg British Army OR-8a.svg British Army OR-7.svg British Army OR-6.svg No equivalent British Army OR-4.svg British Army OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 (WO1) Warrant officer class 2 (WO2) Staff/Colour sergeant (SSgt/CSgt) Sergeant (Sgt) Corporal (Cpl) Lance corporal (LCpl) Private
(or equivalent) (Pte)
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
United Kingdom United Kingdom
()
British RAF OR-9.svg No equivalent British RAF OR-7b.svg British RAF OR-7a.svg British RAF OR-6.svg No equivalent British RAF OR-4.svg British RAF OR-3.svg British RAF OR-2c.svg British RAF OR-2b.svg British RAF OR-2a.svg No insignia
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Chief technician Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal
RAF Regiment only
Senior aircraftman/
woman technician
Senior aircraftman/ woman Leading aircraftman/ woman Aircraftman/ woman
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Aircrew)
()
British RAF (Aircrew) OR-9.svg No equivalent British RAF (Aircrew) OR-7.svg British RAF (Aircrew) OR-6.svg No equivalent
Master aircrew Flight sergeant aircrew Sergeant aircrew
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

References

  1. ^ "PACMAN Chapter 3 Part 1 Part B Division 5: Salary (Other Ranks)". Defence.gov.au. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Berman, Gavin; Rutherford, Tom (19 September 2013). "Defence personnel statistics (SN/SG/02183)" (PDF). House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Royal Navy. "Life as a Rating". Royal Navy. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Roll of Honour of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
  5. ^ Valerie Anderson, Race and Power in British India: Anglo-Indians, Class and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, 2015
  6. ^ Paul Knight, The British Army in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918, 2013

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