venqax wrote:Thanks, that helps. Any idea where the 1 gold and 3 red stripes rank on the site comes from or where it fit into the structure?
regarding the discrepancies
until the mid-70s, second maître was divided into 2 classes:
second maître de 2e classe = 1 gold stripe
second maître de 1re classe = 2 gold stripes
second maître de 2e classe then became the rank used by a Second Maître during the term of his national service (PDL or P
égale) and the 2 stripes were used by a Second Maître who remained in the navy after his national service (ADL or A
Now, there used to be a rank of "Quartier-maître de première classe avec plus de 10 ans de service" (quartermaster with more then 10 years seniority) which was abolished at the same time as the Second Maître PDL and ranked just below it but unlike on the page it had only 2 red chevrons below a gold one.
Thus the sleeve ranks page more then likely correspond to a period before the reform of 1997 after which the ranks of Second Maître PDL and Quartier-maître de première classe avec plus de 10 ans de service were abolished and Second Maître ADL was renamed simply Second Maître and kept the 2 stripes. with the QM10's insgnia being mistakenly represented.