2 Rank systems, why?Ranking systems have been known through military history to be useful in military operations, in particular with regards to logistics, command and coordination.As time continued and military operations became larger and more complex, ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex.
3 Royal Navy/Royal Marines Rates Ordinary Seaman – No badge of rate but in Rig 2/3/4 will have Royal Navy epaulettes.Able Seaman – No badge of Rate but in Rig 2/3/4 will have Royal Navy epaulettesRoyal Marine Lance Corporal is an appointment as 2IC of a Section
22 Officers’ Cap Badge Royal Navy Royal Marines Officers of Cdr / Lt Col and above have ‘laurel’ on the peak. Officers of Rear Admiral and above have 2 rows
23 Cap Badges Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Warrant Officer Royal Marines officers and WOs wear the above badge.Below WO the same badge worn but the Lion & Crown sit on the Globe(not separate as shown)Warrant Officer