Colonel is a military Grade. It is the rank of highest Officier higher. This rank indicates, historically and differently according to the organization of each army, the aptitude to order a Régiment.
There exist two ranks with the title of colonel:
- Colonel of body is located between Brigadier general colonel of brigade and .
- Colonel of brigade is the rank with the top of colonel and in Brigadier general lower part of .
The rank of colonel is a rank of the army and aviation of the Canadian Armed forces. This rank is equivalent to that of a Captain.
The rank of colonel in the Forces Canadian is between that of Lieutenant-colonel and sergeant-general.
BadgesA colonel, to the Canada, carries four gallons, and he east is the chief of a Brigade in the Army, or a Escadre in aviation.
Great armed behavior
As the Canadian army follows traditions which come from the British Armée, certain regiments of the Canadian army have the right to carry the badges of the ranks of officers of the British army, but only with the uniforms of great behavior, or certain uniforms of mess. The rank includes/understands two stars, and the royal crown.
Old ModeAt the origin, the term of colonel comes from captain colonel , i.e. the captain who orders a column, or regiment.
In France, under the royalty, before the proclamation of the first Republic on September 21st, 1792 there was a rank of “Colonel-general”.
Contemporary armyIn the French Army , this rank exists in the Army, in the gendarmerie and the Air force. It is located between the ranks of Brigadier general Lieutenant-colonel and . Its equivalent in the National marine is Captain. The badge of colonel is recognizable, on the shoulders or at the end of the sleeves of the jacket, by 5 gallons:
- (in top) for the colonels of the weapons to foot
- (in bottom) for the colonels of the Hunters.
In the Swiss Armed , the rank of colonel (in German Oberst ) is recognized by his three thick bands. It is between the Lieutenant-colonel and the Brigadier. It was a long time the highest rank of the Swiss army, certain colonels occupying a function of general officer then.
- the colonel is familiarly called the colonist .
the colonel is the other name of the livarot. This nickname is due to the hooping of cheese by the means of five strips allowing its maintenance.
the sorbet colonel is a dessert made up of ice to lemon and sprinkled Vodka.
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