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corporal

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1. a noncommissioned officer junior to a sergeant in the army, air force, or marines
2. (in the Royal Navy) a petty officer who assists the master-at-arms

corporal

2, corporale
a white linen cloth on which the bread and wine are placed during the Eucharist

Corporal

 

military rank of noncommissioned officers in various foreign armies (the US, Great Britain, France, Italy, and others). In the Russian Army, the rank of corporal is referred to as early as 1647; it was officially introduced by the Military Regulations of Peter I. In the first half of the 19th century it was replaced by the military rank of noncommissioned officer.

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The standard training period for the corporals is nine months which includes common training program of seven months and special training program of two months.
It is worth mentioning the Turkish Government has extended its full cooperation in the raining of these corporals by sending 45 senior officers of Turkish National Police for training the corporals in the specialized legs of intelligence, operations and investigation.
The family of Corporal O'Connor, who lived in Havant, Hampshire, said they were greatly saddened by their loss.
Corporal Day He said: "Corporal Day's courage, selflessness and commitment in adversity will be long remembered by all those who had the honour to serve with her.
The coroner said he had reason to believe Lieutenant Corporal Beckett was a "first class" and "reliable" officer.
He added Corporal Luton was "a fine man and a capable soldier with a ready smile".
Kenyon and Cooley have denied all charges, but Lance Corporal Darren Larkin, 30, of Oldham, has admitted one charge of assault.
Lance Corporal Powell, Fellow * Rifleman: "Everyone loved hearing his Brummie accent.
The Riflemen of 9 Platoon: * "Corporal Horne was a Corporal in rank but a Rifleman at heart.
They had all been drinking in the NAAFI bar where the corporals told the women they wanted them to parade in their nighties for a joke to show senior officers how well trained the recruits were.
Major McAvock added: "These two corporals abused their position as instructors of young female recruits.