The Armed Services

The following list compares old and new civil service grades with their equivalents in the armed services. But it shouldn't be taken too seriously. Ken Graham pointed out that the list was prepared mainly for arranging travel, accommodation and messing (e.g. whether a chap was likely to know which fork to use!).

What do they do?

This numbers in this list, too, date back to when we had very big armies. The British Army nowadays has less than 100,000 troops!

The Pecking Order!

Click here to see a delightful chart which compares all the ranks in all four services.