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EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA Why Royal Navy have only one rank for Chief Petty officer ? (9)
You are correct. The expansion of the CPO and PO ranks to 2 classes in the RCN happened in the early '50s. CPOs became equivalent to WOs (I and II) and POs were the equivalent of SGTs and Staff SGTs. I've seen a few rank charts from that era, even have one in an old encyclopedia (but obviously unable to post it here)....
Torg003 > 25-March-2017 17:39:25

EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA London has Fallen (9)
http://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/151934/184779/uniform-and-appearance-standards-police-officers-sop Police Scotland uniform regulations specifying that dress uniform is black. These are the only dress uniform regulations I have been able to find online thus far that specify colour, but they clearly show that at least some forces do wear black....
Necrothesp > 23-March-2017 11:28:23

EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA CSM Irish Guards (17)
Yes indeed! Or even just some sort of uniform / tailoring inspection? As to the Master Tailor, the double-breasted striped suit with homburg hat practically IS their traditional uniform, isn't it...?! ...
Medic_in_Uniform > 22-March-2017 11:06:22

EUROPE - MILITARY BRANCH & RANK INSIGNIA "Royal" or "King's Own" title to British units (2)
Also note that when a regiment or corps amalgamates or splits then a royal title is usually retained. For instance, the Royal Logistic Corps was created with the royal title as three of its constituents had it. And the Royal Corps of Signals and REME were almost immediately granted the royal title as they were split from corps that already had the title. This doesn't always pertain through: the Adjutant General's Corps didn't get the royal title although three of its constituents (the Royal Military Police, Royal Army Pay Corps and Royal Army Educational Corps) had it, and neither did The Rifles, although one of its constituents was the Royal Green Jackets....
Necrothesp > 21-March-2017 17:02:21