"Why is a Major senior to a Lieutenant, yet a Lieutenant General is senior to a Major General?"
How can a UK Division be larger than a Turkish Corps?
What's a GMG and why does the Army fly planes?
"Poor Jimmy got RPs for an ND on the GMPG during the APWT on the ETR…"
Ranks Leading Aircraftsman, Senior Aircraftsman, Junior Technician Private Able Rate Lance Corporal Corporal Corporal Leading Rate Sergeant Sergeant Petty Officer Chief Technician Staff Sergeant Chief Petty Officer Flight Sergeant Warrant Officer 2nd Class Warrant Officer Warrant Officer 1st Class Warrant Officer Pilot Officer 2nd Lieutenant Midshipman Flying Officer Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant Captain Lieutenant Squadron Leader Major Lieutenant Commander Wing Commander Lieutenant Colonel Commander Group Captain Colonel Captain Air Commodore * Brigadier * Commodore * Air Vice Marshal ** Major General ** Rear Admiral ** Air Marshall *** Lieutenant General *** Vice Admiral *** Air Chief Marshal **** General **** Admiral **** Royal Air Force Army and Royal Marines Royal Navy
Ranks - Alternatives
Colour Sergeant = Staff Sergeant.
HAC and Foot Guards:
Lance Corporals wear two chevrons (and QDG).
Corporals = Lance Sergeants (with 3 chevrons).
Second-Lieutenant = Cornet.
Staff Corporal = Staff Sergeant.
Corporal of Horse = Sergeant.
Lance Corporal of Horse = Corporal or Lance Sergeant.
Lance Corporal (2 Chevrons with a Crown above).
Conductor = Specially Selected Warrant Officer Class 1
Establishments (E.g.: HMS Collingwood).
Royal Air Force:
Establishments (E.g.: RAF Brize Norton).
Battle Group or Regimental Combat Team
Company, Battery or Squadron
Platoon or Troop
Squad, Det, Fireteam, Blob, Half-Section, Group…
Combined, Joint and Multi-National.
DEC and Land.
Sponsor and User not Customer 1 and Customer 2
CTEs and CTEs
Collective Training Environments or Establishments .
Royal Navy Equipment:
FAS and Global Security
Collective Training Levels
Collective training up to Troop / Platoon Level.
Collective Training at sub-unit level (Company / Squadron).
Sub-Unit Training in Combined Arms BG context.
BG Training in a combined arms context.
Bde sized Formation Training
Div size Formation Training.
Collective Training Progression
Building Blocks of Collecting Training CT1/3 CT1 CT1 CT3/4 CT3/4 CT3/4 CT5 CT5 CT6 CT6 GTF DCCT Crew Trg CAST CATT TES Bde CAST Bde MRX Div CAST Corps CAST CT5 Bde CATT CT5 Bde TES Virtual Live Constructive MRX The Collective Training Progression
Formation Operational Readiness Mechanism (FORM) 6 months 6 months 18 months 1 Bde 4 Bde 7 Bde 12 Bde 20 Bde Unit & Battle Group Trg Fmn Trg Recuperation HR Ops Ops Recuperation Unit & Battle Group Trg Fmn Trg
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Adaptive Foundation (A War vs The War).
RISTA/Strike/Jt Fires etc.
Effects Based Approach.
Whole Fleet Management.
Saluting and addressing Officers/Soldiers
Where to go for more info: Andy Kingston: [email_address] .
Loggies, Cloud Punchers, Pongos, Scalies, Wedgies, Planks and Donkey-Wallopers, OPFOR, BLUEFOR, EXCON, SIDECON, White Cell, Tree-Huggers.
Squaddie, Full-Screw, Subbie, Napoleon.
Gat, Scratcher, Maggot, Shreddies.
Sangar, Biff Chit, Stills @ Nomats, Dhobi, Heads.
What is "Battle Space"?
JWP 0-01.1 Definition:
All aspects of air, surface, sub-surface, land, space, and the electro-magnetic spectrum that encompasses the area of operations.