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Encyclopedia > St John Ambulance Ranks and Insignia

Ranks and Insignia

Based upon the British Army officer and the British Army other ranks structure and insignia, the original ranks of the St John Ambulance Brigade had several modifications. With the Brigade terminology now deprecated in favour of a less military style, many of these ranks have still been carried over. The basic "star" or "pip" has at its center the eight point Maltese Cross, badge of the Order. The crown used is that of the Order. At the higher general list ranks, cross stretchers are used rather than the cross sword and baton. Insignia is in silver, again symbolic of the Order of St. John. Origins From medieval times, devices such as pennants and shield patterns though to the full development of heraldry had been used to identify very senior ranks such as the monarch or other leaders of armies. ... Enlisted ranks is not a term used in the British Army, and is only used in this articles title for the sake of consistency with rank listings in other countries; not least those of the United States. ... St. ... The Maltese Cross (✠) has been the symbol of the Christian warrior since the First Crusade. ... Crown names several entities associated with monarchy: A crown (headgear), the headgear worn by a monarch, other high dignitaries, divinities etcetera. ... ambulancers using a stretcher (profile) ambulancers using a stretcher (front) Soldiers using a simple stretcher A stretcher is a device used in medical professions to carry casualties or an incapacitated person from one place to another. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century A sword (from Old English sweord; akin to Old High German swerd lit. ... Baton is the name of one of two leaders of the Illyrian uprising against the Romans in Pannonia in 6 AD. The term baton refers to any of several types of cylindrical or tapered instruments composed of a wide variety of materials, and of differing functions: A baton (billy, billy... This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ...


National variations occur. Canadian types are presented below.

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Provincial Commissioner Deputy Provincial Commissioner Area Commissioner & Provincial Staff Officer Area Staff Officer Area Staff Officer (Prob) Divisional Superintendent Divisional Officer Provisional Officer
Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Designate Officer Cadet
Military Equilivant Rank
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No Insignia
Provincial Sergeant Major Area Sergeant Major Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Member
Image File history File links National Flag of Canada / lUnifolié For more information, see Department of Canadian Heritage and Image_talk:Canada_flag_large. ... Commissioner may be used for a variety of official positions, especially that of a high-ranking official, or that of a senior police officer. ... Commissioner may be used for a variety of official positions, especially that of a high-ranking official, or that of a senior police officer. ... Commissioner may be used for a variety of official positions, especially that of a high-ranking official, or that of a senior police officer. ... Staff officers in the U. S. Navy provide specialized support to Line Officers and to all other persons in the organization. ... Staff officers in the U. S. Navy provide specialized support to Line Officers and to all other persons in the organization. ... Staff officers in the U. S. Navy provide specialized support to Line Officers and to all other persons in the organization. ... A superintendent is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Brigadier is a rank in the British Army, Royal Marines, Australian Army, New Zealand Army, and several other armies, ranking above Colonel and immediately below Major-General. ... Colonel is both a military rank and civilian title, used by nearly every country in the world. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Major is the name most commonly given to the military rank equivalent to NATO rank code OF-3. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... First Lieutenant is a military rank. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... Officer Designature, denoted OD, in the British Army and the British Royal Air Force, is a rank above Officer Cadet (OCdt) and below Second Lieutenant (2Lt). ... Officer Cadet is a rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers. ... Image File history File links National Flag of Canada / lUnifolié For more information, see Department of Canadian Heritage and Image_talk:Canada_flag_large. ... This article is about a military rank and position. ... This article is about a military rank and position. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... This article is about the rank of sergeant. ... Corporal is a military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4) in use by several militaries of the world. ... A private is a military soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grade OR-1). ...

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Canadian_Forces (4315 words)
The CF maintains a "total force" policy as outlined in the 1994 Defence White Paper, where reservists are (in theory) trained to the level of and interchangeable with their regular force counterparts.
Rank Insignia is worn on the upper arms of the tunic for all ranks up to Sgt/PO2; on the forearms for all ranks from WO/PO1 to CWO/CPO1; and on the cuffs of all officers.
Rank insignia is also worn on all slip-ons worn by Navy and Air Force personnel, but only by Army officers; Army NCMs wear miniature metal rank insignia on the shirt collar and plain epaulets.
History of the Order (6821 words)
All the knights of St. Lazarus were killed in the defence of the city, as were most of the Templars and Hospitallers of St. John.
The branch of St Lazarus at Boigny refused to recognize the validity of the bull.
The insignia of the new order was an eight-pointed Maltese cross with fleur-de-lys in the angles and quartered in the colours of both orders (purple and green), bearing on the obverse a representation of Our Lady and on the reverse of St Lazarus.
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