Fairfax invents new military rank
The sub-editing at Fairfax really is hitting new lows. I've always thought that their military coverage was pretty pathetic, but this week, it plumbed the depths by coming up with the rank of "Lieutenant-Corporal" - not once, but twice.
I think they meant to say "Lance Corporal", which the yanks also describe as an E-3.
What next? Captain-Major? Sergeant-Colonel?
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ABC news last night or the night before, had a "Corporal so-&-so (of the) Navy" caption under a serviceman being interviewed.
This isn't the first Lt-Cpl I've seen. The local rag here had one last year. There were about 5 photos that included him, each one dilgently captioned with his "rank".
We gunners always toast HM The Queen as "Our Captain-General" - a special ceremonial rank not in use elsewhere. It's got a lovely ring to it.
Reposting for typo
In the 19th Century the Russians called a warship the General Admiral. So the actual military isn't above making some pretty bizarre combinations.
But yeah, the fellow was an ass.
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