Of course this whole (sensible) issue of field commissions opens a huge can of worm in the person of miles o’Brian. He’s supposedly still not an officer (after what, decades?!) but quite obviously most of the time act as if he was in command of one or more departments, either as CoP or CoE. Why?! Not to mention he used to fill the position of weapons officer in the first war against the Cardies but allegedly was never an officer. Of course there is no real explanation and his rank and position has always been extremely inconsistent.