A Corporal who has the privilege of receiving Mess bills without the equivalent pay scale to support it.
The rank of Lance Sergeant exists only in the Foot Guards. Queen Victoria decided that her protectors needed a bit more bling, and threw an extra stripe at her JNCO's. Hence that Guards Lance Corporals wear two stripes, and Corporals (Lance Sergeants) wear 3. Lance Sergeants wear white chevrons however, and a full Sergeant wears gold - both have full Mess rights though, even though the Lance Sergeant is seen to the rest of the Army as a Corporal.
|Officers: Second Lieutenant | Lieutenant | Captain | Major | Lieutenant Colonel | Colonel | Brigadier | Major General | Lieutenant General | General | Field Marshal|
|Non-commissioned: Private | Lance Corporal | Corporal | Sergeant | Staff Sergeant | Warrant Officer Class 2 | Warrant Officer Class 1|