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Other Ranks (ORs) in the British Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force (and in the armies and air forces of many other Commonwealth countries) are those personnel who are not commissioned officers. In the Royal Navy, these personnel are called ratings.

The term is sometimes considered to exclude Warrant Officers and occasionally also excludes non-commissioned officers (NCOs).[citation needed]

British IndiaEdit

In British India, a distinction was made between British Other Ranks (BORs) and Indian Other Ranks (IORs).

Comparative ranksEdit

NATO CodeOR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
United Kingdom British Army
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Army-GBR-OR-09a Army-GBR-OR-09b Army-GBR-OR-08a Army-GBR-OR-08b Army-GBR-OR-07 Army-GBR-OR-06 No Equivalent Army-GBR-OR-04 Army-GBR-OR-03 No Insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff/Colour Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
AbbreviationWO1WO2S/Sgt
CSgt
SgtCpl L/Cpl PtePte
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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RAF-Warrant Officer-OR-9 No equivalent RAF-Flt Sgt-OR-7 RAF-Chf Tch-OR-7 RAF-Sgt-OR-6 No equivalent RAF-Cpl-OR-4 RAF-Ln Cpl-OR-7 RAF-SAC Tech-OR-2 RAF-SAC-OR-2 RAF-LAC-OR-2 No insignia
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Chief technician Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal
RAF Regiment only
Senior aircraftman/woman technician Senior aircraftman/woman Leading aircraftman/woman Aircraftman/Woman
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Aircrew)
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RAF-Master Aircrew-OR-9 No equivalent RAF-Flt Sgt AC-OR-7 RAF-Sgt AC-OR-6 No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Master aircrew Flight sergeant aircrew Sergeant aircrew
Abbreviation WO MAcr FS or Flt Sgt CT or Chf Tech Sgt Cpl LCpl (RAF Regiment Only) Jnr Tech or JT SAC(W) LAC(W) AC(W)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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70px 70px OR7 RN Chief Petty Officer 70px No Equivalent 70px No Equivalent OR2 RN Able Rate No Equivalent
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Rate Able Rate Ordinary Rate

See alsoEdit

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