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Arguably, it simply means, "temporarily performing the duties of."

See also: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Lance Sergeant

  • Archaically, a long, pointy stick wielded from the back of a horse - superseded by the bayonet - and a defining attribute of various Christian Saints (St George, St Barbara, and St Michael among others)when represented in art.
  • Gay-looking nuclear missile system that replaced the Honest John, operated by 50 Regiment RA during the 1970s & '80s. Launched from a tracked rubbish skip.


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