Generalised UK Army rank 1890 to present, including majority of Commonwealth nations, largely unchanged today. Single chevron = Lance Corporal not private First Class. Some elite Regiments have Lance Sergents and Staff Corporals.
Military suitcase: Afghanistan Article on female British soldiers in Afghanistan. Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion
TR Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment. Field Marshal Montgomery is wearing the beret and jumping jacket of the Parachute Regiment