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
Walter Tull was one of Britain’s first black footballers who played for Northampton Town and Tottenham Hotspur and became the first black officer to lead British troops into battle in the first world war.