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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.

This is the military insignia for the ranks of the British Army during the Second World War, included on cap badges & collar gorget patches.

The Chindits – In 1943

In 1943 – The First Expedition The Indian Infantry Brigade Commander – Brigadier Charles Orde Wingate, DSO (Ex-Royal Artillery) Brigade Major – Maj.