Second corporal

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Second corporal is a rank in the armed forces of some countries.

Portugal[edit]

Second corporal (segundo cabo in Portuguese) is an enlisted rank of the Portuguese Army and the Portuguese Air Force. Its rank insignia is a single chevron. The rank is immediately below first corporal (primeiro cabo). The rank of second corporal was created in the late 19th century to replace the former rank of lance-corporal (anspeçada).

United Kingdom[edit]

Second corporal was a former rank in the Royal Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps of the British Army. Second corporals wore one rank chevron like lance-corporals, but unlike the latter, which was an appointment, they held full non-commissioned officer rank. They were thus equivalent to bombardiers in the Royal Artillery. The rank was abolished in 1920.