Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 25, 2011 19:24:56 GMT 12
During WWII the New Zealand Army had the rank of Lance Sergeant, who was basically a Corporal who in the front lines assumed the duties of a Sergeant but without the pay or the extra establishment of a platoon Sgt, as far as I can tell.
I am curious as to how a L/Sgt looked, insignia-wise. A look around the net says on dress uniform the :/Sgt had three white chevrons while a full Sgt had three old chevrons. Our soldiers in the field didn't wear dress uniform, so on battledress did they have two chevrons and a crown (similar to a Staff Sgt)? Or did they have three stripes of a different colour to distinguish the lower rank from Sgt?