Other ranks (ORs) in the
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious
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* ''Amphibious'' (film), a 2010 film
* Amphibious aircraft
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The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom
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Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom
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, and in the armies and air forces of many other
A commonwealth is a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good
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countries and the
Republic of Ireland
Ireland ( ga, Éire ), also known as the Republic of Ireland ('), is a country
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, are those personnel who are not
An officer is a person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force
A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically author ...
s, usually including
A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not pursued a Commission (document), commission. Non-commissioned officers usually earn their position of authority by promotion through the enlisted ranks. (Non-officers, which inclu ...
s (NCOs). In the
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare
Naval warfare is combat
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, these personnel are called "
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Rating or ratings may also refer to:
Business and economics
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" rather than "other ranks".
Non-commissioned memberA non-commissioned member (NCM), in the Canadian Armed Forces, is defined in the Queen's Regulations and Orders as: "... any person, other than an officer, who is enrolled in, or who pursuant to law is attached or seconded otherwise than as an off ...
is the equivalent term for the
Canadian Armed Forces
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. Colloquially, members of the other ranks are known as "rankers".
The term is often considered to exclude
Warrant officer (WO) is a rank
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s, and occasionally also excludes NCOs. Formally, a regiment consists of the "officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men" or the "officers, warrant officers and other ranks".Roll of Honour of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
British other ranks
British Army other ranks rank insignia
The term used to refer to all ranks below British Army officer rank insignia, officers in the British Army and the Royal Marines is "Other ranks (UK), other ranks" (abbreviated "ORs"). It includes warrant officers, non-commissioned officers ("N ...
* Royal Navy ratings rank insignia
This is a list of British Royal Navy ratings rank insignia.
Insignia Royal Navy
Trade (branch) badges
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* RAF other ranks
The term used in the Royal Air Force
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Military of the United Kingdom