A Kingsman, also abbreviated to Kgn, is the lowest military rank in the British Army. Alongside a few other regiments in the British army that use traditional names other than Private for the lowest rank, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment uses the rank Kingsman instead of Private, a tradition inherited from the King's Regiment; itself having inherited the tradition from the King's Regiment (Liverpool). Its use has been officially sanctioned since 1951, but it was informally used before this for over one hundred years.
References / notes
- Kingsman. Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. Accessed 20 April, 2017.
Glossary of terms and customs
This page forms part of our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. Please feel free to help expand and improve this content.
Browse other terms: Contents – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z