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Regimental Rank Structure

Junior Ranks

Junior rank Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), Corporal and below, wear regimental lace and their chevrons are also of the same lace.

Private
No rank designation, no chevrons.
Chosen Man (Lance Corporal)
One chevron on upper right arm. Both arms if in a flank company.
Corporal
Two chevrons on upper right arm. Both arms if in a flank company.

Sergeants

Sergeants wear white lace in place of regimental lace. No flank companies have a Regimental Sergeant Major, Quarter Master Sergeant, or Drum Major.

Sergeant
Three chevrons on upper right arm. Both arms if in a flank company.
Colour Sergeant
Single chevron with stand of colours, stand of arms, and a crown on upper right arm. Flank companies also have three chevrons on the upper left arm.
Drum Major
Four chevrons on upper right arm which may or may not have a crown over them.
Regimental Sergeant Major
Four chevrons on the upper right arm. The coat is double breasted scarlet. Metal lace is worn in place of regimental lace.

Officer Ranks

Lieutenant or Ensign
Single epaulette worn on right shoulder of lesser quality than a Captains. Flank company officers also wear shoulder wings denoting their company.
Captain
Single epaulette worn on right shoulder. Flank company officers wore a wing on each shoulder with either a bugle horn (Light Co.) or a grenade (Grenadier Co.) as appropriate.
Major
Two epaulettes with a star in each.
Lieutenant Colonel
Two epaulettes with a crown on each. Epaulette is as per the button colour (gold or silver).
Colonel
Two epaulettes with a crown and star on each. Epaulette is either gold or silver in colour as per metal of the buttons.

General Staff

Brigadier-General
Major-General
Lieutenant-General
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