Warrant Officer Class 2
Warrant Officer Class 2 (abbreviated WO2). It ranks immediately below Warrant Officer Class 1.
Warrant officers were generally introduced throughout the British Army under Army Order 70 of 1915, although Regimental Sergeant Majors and a few other appointments (beginning in 1879, when Conductors of Stores and Supplies were warranted), had been warranted before that time. These earlier warranted appointments, and some others, became WOIs. The appointments that were designated WOIIs had previously been senior sergeants.
The correct form of the rank is as given; Warrant Officer 2nd Class is incorrect, and using it within earshot of a WO2 will provoke the response "I am not a second class anything."
|Second Lieutenant | Lieutenant | Captain | Major | Lieutenant Colonel | Colonel | Brigadier | Major General | Lieutenant General | General | Field Marshal|
|Private | Lance Corporal | Corporal | Sergeant | Staff Sergeant | Warrant Officer Class 2 | Warrant Officer Class 1|