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.
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- Kingsman. Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. Accessed 20 April, 2017.
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