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|14th May 2004||Daily Pay For Infantry Regiments as at 31st Jan 1879|
NOT BAD PAY FOR ONE DAYS WORK
COLONELS 17s 6d
LIEURENANT COLONELS 17s
CAPTAINS 11s 7d
LIEURENANTS 6s 6d
2nd LIEURENANTS 5s 3d
SUB LIEURENANTS 5s 3d
COLOUR SERGEANTS 2s 7d
LANCE SERGEANTS 1s 11d
CORPORALS 1s 4d
LANCE CORPORALS 1s 3d
GOOD CONDUCT 1d
|14th May 2004||Martin Everett|
I am not sure the point you are trying to make. If you do an analysis of British Army pay today by rank, you will find that the rates of pay between ranks is very similar. The rank where the rate has increased compared to others is that of Corporal which does reflect his increased responsiblity and role in the modern army. I like your imaginative spelling of Lieutenant. And, of course, don't forget the important Drummers on 1s 1d per day.
You can of course see the value of being awarded the Victoria Cross with a pension of £10 per year when normal pay for a Private soldier was £36 per year.
|18th May 2004||Richard|
Times have changed. In the Army today a Sergeant is paid more than a Lieutenant, and a Sergeant Major is paid the same as a Major.
|20th May 2004||steve|
its time for "T"
|20th May 2004||MELANIE|
What do you mean "T"
|25th May 2004||David Aln Gardner|
Melanie, he means you haven't been spelling correctly!!Lieurenants a you spell it should be LieuTenant, and actually pronouced "Leftenant" in the British army as opposed to" Lootenant" of the the American or French army, or indeed Leutnant (pronounced loyt-nant) of the German army.
That's a lot of lieutenantology for you!
|25th May 2004||MELANIE|
Sorry about my spelling iam not very good.