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So I have been watching Soldier Soldier re runs on tv, and I have a question for Army people

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saltire Wed 03-Sep-08 17:09:14

and excuse the typing as am typing with 1 hand whilt the other holds the end of a chewy toy for the dog, if i don't he will clamber all over the pklace, and barka dn try to climb up and make my typing all funny.

In the army, whats the difference between RSM, CSM and staff and colour Sgts? Are they NCO ranks? Which is the higher rank?

cornsilk Wed 03-Sep-08 17:10:17

was that the one with Robson and Jerome in?

saltire Wed 03-Sep-08 17:13:29

Yes that's the one

cornsilk Wed 03-Sep-08 17:14:04

Are they even more annoying in hindsight?

saltire Wed 03-Sep-08 17:15:35

This is not answering the questiongrin
I am actually enjoying it better secodn time around

Shoshe Wed 03-Sep-08 17:18:27

RSM Reg Sgt Maj WO1

CSM Company Sgt Maj WO2

Staff Sgt / colour Sgt same rank different reg/corps

Yes they are all NCO senior

RSM highest = chief petty Officer.

Courtesy of DH grin

cornsilk Wed 03-Sep-08 17:19:34

Does Robson do that thing where he looks at someone in a sideways cheeky chappie kind of way?

saltire Wed 03-Sep-08 17:20:57

Thank you Shoshe. So what is the RAF equivlaent then? I don't know what petty officer ishmm

hf128219 Wed 03-Sep-08 17:21:56

RSM: Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 1) Most senior NCO in the Regiment and considered to be CO's right hand man.

CSM: Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2) Company Commander's (a Major) right hand man.

Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2)

Staff Sergeant/Colour Sergeant


All NCO ranks. Hope that helps! smile

kerryk Wed 03-Sep-08 17:26:31

where have you been watching the re-runs?

i never caught it the first time round!

though i imagine it is nothing at all like living on the patch hmm

hf128219 Wed 03-Sep-08 17:28:44

I have every single episode on VHS - I loved it!

saltire Wed 03-Sep-08 17:34:38

Kerry on Men and Motors on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10pm, repeated on Saturdays at 10.

Romy7 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:50:46

RAF only have 1 x WO rank, and have a flight Sergeant to confuse everyone else.

Romy7 Thu 04-Sep-08 12:53:20

but they call them all Bob or John, or Dinger, whereas the army call them all Mr (from above) or Sir/ by rank (from below)...

I just smile wearily and look confused if anyone naval turns up...

but I did love soldier soldier (only when i could watch it without dh doing a running commentary mind...)

Chuffinnora Thu 04-Sep-08 12:54:40

I was flicking through the channels the other day and came across SS.
Robson was in a hospital bed looking quite poorly and his wife was sitting by his bed smoking!
Did they film them in the 1930s?

Idea about the actual answer to the OP though sorry, just had to share.

saltire Thu 04-Sep-08 14:34:58

Chuffin - 1990s.
The hopsital bed probably came from the 30s though, as does most of the military equpiment

saltire Thu 04-Sep-08 14:37:32

Meant to say - I know the RAF has Sgt, Flt Sgt/Chief Tech, WO ranks but wasn't sure what their Army/Navy equivalents were

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