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colour sergeant Line breaks: col¦our ser|geant

Definition of colour sergeant in English:


A rank of non-commissioned officer in the Army and Royal Marines, above sergeant and below warrant officer.
Example sentences
  • Bettridge served in the army as a colour sergeant before leaving six years ago to work as a crane driver.
  • But Ministry of Defence rules dating back to 1947 state family accommodation can only be provided to Gurkhas holding the rank of colour sergeant or above.
  • He joined the Royal Navy aged 15 and was a colour sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Rhodesia Regiment.


With reference to the sergeant's responsibility for carrying one of the regiment's colours in a guard of honour.

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