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Midshipman (rank)

From The Great War 1914-1918

Midshipman: The highest rank of petty officer on board a ship of war, next below that of lieutenant, who holds the king's commission. Midshipmen are educated at the Royal Naval College. When they have passed all tests, they are ready for promotion to a lieutenancy.[1]

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.143.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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