jrichardn2 wrote:Some years ago (someone with more knowledge than I will have the exact date) the top 4 Other Ranks in the Royal Navy were brought into alignment with the other British services, like this:
Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class --> Warrant Officer, Class I
Chief Petty Officer, 2nd Class --> Warrant Officer, Class II
Petty Officer, 1st Class --> Chief Petty Officer
Petty Officer, 2nd Class --> Petty Officer
Having said all that - even before that there was no _visible_ distinction between the two classes of Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officer.
Necrothesp wrote:The RN hasn't had more than one grade of PO since WWII (POs 1st Class wore officer-style uniform as all POs now do, POs 2nd Class wore seamen's rig).
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