See also: Cpl
BelgiumThe corporal is a rank included in the Volunteers. The corporal is submitted to the warrant officers and officer but can give orders to other soldiers less old than him.
Belgian ranks Volunteer: Soldier - 1st soldier - Corporal - Corporal chief - 1st corporal chief
The rank corporal resembles the Canadian rank but in the other direction. 2 V reversed.
CanadaThe corporal is the third rank of the members of the row. He does not have authority but is respected because he represents an accomplished soldier.
FranceCorporal is the first military rank in the air force, the weapons with foot of the Army, as well as the civil bodies like the firemen. In the weapons with horse one speaks about Brigadier. The badge of rank carried is. The corporal called cabo can after a few years pass Caporal-chef.
The term appeared at the sixteenth century, it designates a man of row which orders a Escouade, variable group between ten and a score men. He is often the assistant of the Sergent and replaces sometimes it. Under the First Empire, the corporal is regarded as a Sous-officier, but becomes again in 1818 a private.
The passage to the rank of corporal requires the addition of two specific examinations: The CTE (elementary technical Certificate) and the CME or FGE (elementary military Certificates) these two examinations will represent the technical and military base of the corporal and the passage of the simple Steam Generator (pomegranate acrobat) to the foreman.
SwitzerlandThe rank of corporal (shortened cpl ) is the first rank of warrant officer. It is immediately lower than that of Sergent. Its badge is a rafter gilded or a black rafter on the battle dress. The rank of corporal is reserved exclusively to the technical specialists. The corporal takes up duties, within the framework of which it can be called upon his professional know-how and which does not require or that few tasks of control. Consequently, the training of the corporals is shorter than the training of the warrant officers who are with the head of a group (sergeants) and receive an instruction in human control in addition to their technical instruction.
Before Armed reform the “XXI” (01.01.2004), this rank was that of a team leader and corresponded to the current rank of Sergent. If the denomination of the rank “corporal” is old, its current function is new since the reform of Army XXI.
- Adolf Hitler
- the Deveza Corporal, of the 1st Regiment of Infantry (then 1st Regiment of Line, in Waterloo, celebrates for the combat of the farm of Hougoumont)
From corporal the term militarism comes employed sometimes to define military political regimes.
The tobacco “corporal” was in the beginning the tobacco distributed to the corporals, of better quality that of the troop.
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