Commissioned Ranks

A commanders uniform

Ranks and Badges of the Royal Air Force

Here is the rank structure for commissioned ranks of the Royal Air Force.

Ranks are shown in ascending order. In many cases, the Royal Air Force rank will be the junior of the three Services, the Royal Navy having seniority over both the Army and RAF.

Rank insignia for commissioned ranks is worn on the lower arm of dress uniform.

Pilot Officer Plt Off
Flying Officer Fg Off
Flight Lieutenant Flt Lt
Squadron Leader Sqn Ldr
Wing Commander Wg Cdr
Group Captain Gp Capt
Air Commodore Air Cdre
Air Vice-Marshal AVM
Air Marshal Air Mshl
Air Chief Marshal Air Chf Mshl
Marshal of the
Royal Air Force