RANK AND TRADE BADGES 1970-1991
In No2 Dress, badges and chevrons are two-thirds the size of those worn on No1 Dress uniforms. They are white embroidered on a khaki backing and badges of rank are worn on both arms.
No2 Chevrons - Lance Corporal & Corporal
Royal Engineers Sergeant & Staff Sergeant
Warrant Officer Class II
Regiments and Corps wear collar badges to denote Regiment or Corps, except for the Guards Division and
Brigade of Gurkhas who wear shoulder titles instead. Cavalry Regiments and the Light Division wear shoulder
titles and collar badges.
In No8 Dress, badges and chevrons are dark brown on an olive drab backing, and are worn on the right arm only, by
enlisted men, and on epaulette slides by officers.
No8 Chevrons - Corporal & Sergeant
Parachute wings, Flying badges, 5 Airborne Brigade DZ flashes and Berlin Brigade Flashes are the only other badges permitted on No8 Dress, although some of the Corps allow trade and qualification badges to be worn. This also applies to No9 Dress.
Ranking worn on the upper right arm:
|Lance Corporal:||one chevron||Corporal:||two chevrons|
|Sergeant:||three chevrons||Staff/Colour Sergeant:||three chevrons with crown above|
Ranking worn on the lower right arm:
|Warrant Officer Class II:||crown|
|Warrant Officer Class I:||Royal Arms|
Ranking worn on each epaulette:
|2nd Lieutenant:||one star||Lieutenant:||two stars|
|Lieutenant Colonel:||crown and one star||Colonel:||crown and two stars||Brigadier:||crown and three stars|
Rank Slides - Royal Engineers 2nd Lieutenant, Lieutenant and Captain
Badges of Appointment. These supplement Rank and are specific to each unit:
Hammer and Pincers are worn by REME Artificers above the rank chevrons to the rank of Sergeant, between the crown and chevrons for Staff Sergeant, and above the rank on the lower right arm for Warrant Officers.
A Grenade is worn above the chevrons for Royal Engineer Sergeants and between the crown and chevrons for a Royal Engineer Staff Sergeant.
Royal Engineers Sergeant's Brassard worn with coveralls
Skill at Arms badges (Advanced and Instructor Level) are worn above the chevrons on the right arm by NCO’s,
and below the rank badge by Warrant Officers.
Skill at Arms badges (Class 2 and Intermediate) are worn on the lower left arm, crossed flags –(signaller), diving helmet – (diver), etc.
Trade Badges - Medic, Diver, PTI, Signaller & Bomb Disposal
Employment badges, parachute wings, ammo tech etc are worn on the upper right arm.
Parachute Wings & 9 Parachute Squadron DZ Flash
The All Arms Commando qualified badge is worn on the upper left arm.