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Mr T

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I havent asked this question even though its been on my mind in fear of sounding stupid :wink:

How would i address a warrant officer? Do I just call him warrant? warrant officer?
Do i address a WO1 different to a WO2?

sorry for the seemingly stupid enquirey
 

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A WO2 is a Warrant Officer. Quite often, but not always, a Sergeant Major. A WO1 may well be an RSM, Regimental Sergeant Major. You would always address him as SIR. Very possibly, if you use any other title, he would jump down your throat and piss down your neck.

Sorry for being blunt, but its fact.


Cheers

Steve
 

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No, the Bluntness is much appreciated! thanks for clearing that up for me, last thing I want is a WO stuck in my throat :D
 

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As far as I remember it's as "Sir" but you don't give a salute.
 

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I think you can just say "sarn't major" but like quickly so it often comes out as "sarmajor" *text deleted*, well thats how army cadets was :)
Not sure how the precious corps deals with this :)
 

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"Sir" is the correct term of direct address by lower ranks. They are usually referred to as "Sergeant Major". (Expressed: "Sarnt Major")

Those of senior rank address them directly as "Mister ....."
or "Warrant Officer...". It's usually "Sergeant Major" when they are referring to them to someone junior to the WO1 or 2.

Matelots, being completely ignorant of all this, generally call them "Mate".
However, it would be true to say, they generally only make this mistake once.
 

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