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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

British Army Ranks

British Army Ranks (from the lowest to the most senior)

  • Private

Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs)

  • Lance Corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Company Sergeant Major
  • Regimental Sergeant Major

Commissioned Officers

  • Second Lieutenant (pronounced 'leftenant')
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Colonel
  • Brigadier General
  • Major General
  • Lieutenant General
  • General
  • Field Marshal