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Daithi the Black17 Apr 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Ok, I've been in an uphill battle trying to figure out British rank insignia during the Sudan campaign. I've figured out the sergeant and corporal stripes, but lieutenant and captain insignia are eluding me. I have spent more money on books than miniatures at this point and I still can't find the information I need.

Can anyone help me out?

Thank you.

Daithi the Black17 Apr 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Ok, I've been in an uphill battle trying to figure out British rank insignia during the Sudan campaign. I've figured out the sergeant and corporal stripes, but lieutenant and captain insignia are eluding me. I have spent more money on books than miniatures at this point and I still can't find the information I need.

Can anyone help me out?

Thank you.

Wherethestreetshavnoname17 Apr 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Lieutenant one pip, captain two.

kingsownmuseum.com/rank.htm

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Daithi the Black17 Apr 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Thank you.

Do those go on sleeves? Epaulettes? Collars?

22ndFoot17 Apr 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

From 1880, officers' badges would be on shoulder rather than collar.

Don't forget the Second Lieutenant – or Ensign or Cornet in some regiments – who wore officers' distinctions but no badge until 1902 when they got one pip. Lieutenants and Captains got an extra one.

Warrant Officers and NCOs are another subject again.

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