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1st BlackWatch 2 Stripes on arm - What Rank ?


BMacIntyre
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Hi All

I am sorry for my ignorance, but I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on what rank in the army 2 stripes on the arm was ??

Kind Regards

BeeMac

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It depends on the stripes and where on which arm. They are not necessarily rank stripes.

- 2 chevrons pointing down on mid upper arms (both) = Corporal.

- 2 chevrons pointing up on lower left sleeve = 5 years good conduct.

- 2 short vertical stripes on cuff of left sleeve = wounded twice.

- 2 small chevrons on cuff of right sleeve = 2 years overseas service.

Steve.

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Yes, it does. :)

Steve.

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Thanks Steve

That is brilliant !!! I am trying to find a Service Number for my Grandmothers Cousin and this helps me narrow down the search a lot !!! Thank you very much.

BeeMack

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It depends on the stripes and where on which arm. They are not necessarily rank stripes.

- 2 chevrons pointing down on mid upper arms (both) = Corporal.

- 2 chevrons pointing up on lower left sleeve = 5 years good conduct.

- 2 short vertical stripes on cuff of left sleeve = wounded twice.

- 2 small chevrons on cuff of right sleeve = 2 years overseas service.

Steve.

Hi Steve

Would there be any documentation about each soldier on this at the NA????

Allan

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