Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Summary

Rank comparison chart of air forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No air force


 Royal Australian Air Force[1]
Warrant Officer of the Air Force Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman
Warrant Officer of the Air Force Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman


The Bahamas Bahamas No air force


 Bangladesh Air Force[2]
08.BAF-CWO.svg 07.BAF-SWO.svg 06.BAF-WO.svg 04.BAF-SGT.svg
03.BAF-CPL.svg 02.BAF-LACM.svg 01.BAF-ACM1.svg No insignia
Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer Warrant officer Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman 1 Aircraftman 2


 Botswana Defence Force Air Wing[3]
06.Botswana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Botswana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Botswana Air Force-SSG.svg 03.Botswana Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Botswana Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Botswana Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Royal Brunei Air Force
08.RBrAF-FSGM.svg 07.RBrAF-WO1.svg 06.RBrAF-WO2.svg 04.RBrAF-SSG.svg 03.RBrAF-SGT.svg
02.RBrAF-CPL.svg 01.RBrAF-LCPL.svg No insignia
Sergeant Major (Appointment)
Sarjan Mejar (Jawatan)
Warrant Officer 1
Pegawai Waran 1 (Udara)
Warrant Officer 2
Pegawai Waran 2 (Udara)
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan (Udara)
Sergeant
Sarjan (Udara)
Corporal
Koperal (Udara)
Lance Corporal
Lans Koperal (Udara)
Private
(or equivalent)


 Cameroon Air Force
07.Cameroon Air Force-CWO.svg 06.Cameroon Air Force-WO.svg 05.Cameroon Air Force-MSG.svg 04.Cameroon Air Force-SGT.svg 03.Cameroon Air Force-MCPL.svg 02.Cameroon Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Cameroon Air Force-PFC.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Flight sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Leading aircraftman
Soldat Première
Aircraftman
Soldat


 Royal Canadian Air Force[4]
Canadian RCAF OR-10.svg Canadian RCAF OR-9c.svg Canadian RCAF OR-9b.svg Canadian RCAF OR-9a.svg Canadian RCAF OR-8.svg Canadian RCAF OR-7.svg Canadian RCAF OR-6.svg
Canadian RCAF OR-5.svg Canadian RCAF OR-4.svg Canadian RCAF OR-3.svg Canadian RCAF OR-2.svg
Canadian Forces
chief warrant officer
Command chief warrant officer Senior appointment
chief warrant officer
Chief warrant officer Master warrant officer Warrant officer Sergeant Master corporal Corporal Aviator (trained) Aviator (basic)
Adjudant-chef
des Forces canadiennes
Adjudant-chef
du commandement
Adjudant-chef-
nomination supérieure
Adjudant-chef Adjudant-maître Adjudant Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal Aviateur (formé) Aviateur (confirmé)


Cyprus Air Forces[5]
GR-Air Force-Ανθυπασπιστής.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-8.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-7.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-6.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-5.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-6c.svg Cyprus-Air-Force-OR-4c.svg Blank.svg Arm/corps insignia only
Ανθυπασπιστής
Anthypaspistís
Αρχισμηνίας
Archisminías
Επισμηνίας
Episminías
Σμηνίας
Sminías
Έφεδρος Σμηνίας
Éfedros Sminías
Υποσμηνίας
Yposminías
Ανθυποσμηνίας
Anthyposminías
Σμηνίτης
Sminítis


Fiji Fiji No air force


 Ghana Air Force
06.Ghana Air Force-WO1.svg 05.Ghana Air Force-WO2.svg 04.Ghana Air Force-FSG.svg 03.Ghana Air Force-SGT.svg 02.Ghana Air Force-CPL.svg 01.Ghana Air Force-LACM.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftsman Aircraftsman


Grenada Grenada No air force


Guyana Air Corps

No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Indian Air Force[6]
Indian IAF OR-9.svg Indian IAF OR-8.svg Indian IAF OR-7.svg India-AirForce-OR-6.svg
India-AirForce-OR-4.svg India-AirForce-OR-2.svg No insignia
Master warrant officer Warrant officer Junior warrant officer Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftsman Aircraftsman
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Jamaican Air Wing
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Kenya Air Force
Blank.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-8.png Kenya-AirForce-OR-7.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-6.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-4.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Aircraftman


Kiribati Kiribati No air force


 Lesotho Air Squadron
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Malawi Air Force
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Royal Malaysian Air Force
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia No insignia
Pegawai waran udara I Pegawai waran udara II Flait sarjan Sarjan udara Koperal udara Laskar udara kanan Laskar udara I Laskar udara II Perajurit muda
Warrant officer class I Warrant officer class II Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman first class Aircraftman second class Recruit


Mauritius Mauritius No air force


 Mozambique Air Force
Mozambique-AirForce-OR-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-2.svg
Intendente Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Terceiro-sargento Cabo Primeiro soldado


 Namibian Air Force
06-Namibia Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Air Force-FSG.svg 03-Namibia Air Force-SGT.svg 02-Namibia Air Force-SAC.svg 01-Namibia Air Force-LAC.svg No insignia
Warrant officer 1st class Warrant officer 2nd class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Nauru Nauru No air force


 Royal New Zealand Air Force[7]
Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman
Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman


 Nigerian Air Force[8]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Air warrant officer Master warrant officer Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Aircraftman


 Pakistan Air Force
PAK-CWO.svg PAK-WO.svg PAK-AWO.svg Pak-air-force-OR-6.svg Pak-air-force-OR-5.svg Pak-air-force-OR-3.svg Pak-air-force-OR-2b.svg Pak-air-force-OR-2a.svg Pak-air-force-OR-1.svg
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Assistant Warrant Officer Senior Technician Corporal Technician Junior Technician Senior Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman


Papua New Guinea Air Element
PNGDF AF WO1.svg PNGDF AF SGT.svg PNGDF AF CPL.svg PNGDF AF LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private


 Rwandan Air Force[9]
06-Rwanda Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Rwanda Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Rwanda Air Force-SGM.svg 03-Rwanda Air Force-SSG.svg 02-Rwanda Air Force-SGT.svg 01-Rwanda Air Force-CPL.svg No insignia
Warrant officer I Warrant officer II Sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private


Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force


Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No air force


 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force


Samoa Samoa No air force


Seychelles Seychelles Air Force[10]
Seychelles Air Force OR-09 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-08 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-07 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-06 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-04 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-03 (2018).svg Seychelles Air Force OR-01 (2018).svg
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Sierra Leone Sierra Leone No air force


 Republic of Singapore Air Force[11]
Army-SGP-OR-6b.svg Army-SGP-OR-6a.svg Army-SGP-OR-5c.svg Army-SGP-OR-5b.svg Army-SGP-OR-5a.svg Army-SGP-OR-4b.svg Army-SGP-OR-4a.svg Army-SGP-OR-3.svg Army-SGP-OR-2.svg No insignia No insignia
Master sergeant Staff sergeant First sergeant Second sergeant Third sergeant Corporal first class Corporal Lance corporal Private first class Private Recruit


Solomon Islands Solomon Islands No air force


 South African Air Force[12]
SAA-OR-9.svg SAA-OR-8.svg SAAF-OR-7.svg SAAF-OR-6.svg SAAF-OR-4.svg SAAF-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Aircraftman


 Sri Lanka Air Force[13]
06. SLAF-WO1.svg 05. SLAF-WO2.svg 04. SLAF-SSG.svg 03. SLAF-SGT.svg
02. SLAF-CPL.svg 01. SLAF-LACM.svg No insignia
Master warrant officer Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading aircraftman Aircraftman


Eswatini Swaziland No air force


 Tanzania Air Force
06-Tanzania Air Force-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Air Force-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Air Force-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Air Force-SGT.svg 02-Tanzania Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Air Force-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1
Maafisa Wateule 1
Warrant officer class 2
Maafisa Wateule 2
Flight sergeant
Sajenti Kuruka
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance corporal
Koplo Mdogo
Aircraftman
Mtu Ndege


 Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard[14]
TaT-Air Guard-OR-09.svg Blank.svg TaT-Air Guard-OR-06.png TaT-Air Guard-OR-04.png TaT-Air Guard-OR-02b.png TaT-Air Guard-OR-02a.png TaT-Air Guard-OR-01.png
Warrant officer I Warrant officer II Sergeant Corporal Senior technician Senior aircraftman Junior Aircraftman/
Junior technician


Tuvalu Tuvalu No air force


 Royal Air Force[15]
British Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer.svg British RAF OR-9.svg British RAF OR-7b.svg British RAF OR-7a.svg British RAF OR-6.svg
British RAF OR-4.svg British RAF OR-3.svg British RAF OR-2c.svg British RAF OR-2b.svg British RAF OR-2a.svg No insignia
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Chief technician Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal
RAF Regiment only
Senior aircraftman/
woman technician
Senior aircraftman/ woman Leading aircraftman/ woman Aircraftman/ woman
 Royal Air Force[15]
(Aircrew)
British RAF (Aircrew) OR-9.svg British RAF (Aircrew) OR-7.svg British RAF (Aircrew) OR-6.svg
Master aircrew Flight sergeant aircrew Sergeant aircrew


Vanuatu Vanuatu No air force


 Zambian Air Force
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

See also

References

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  2. ^ "AIRMEN RANKS". joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Archived from the original on 10 February 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Ranks". Government of Botswana. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Ranks and appointment". canada.ca. Government of Canada. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Βαθμοί" [Ranks]. army.gov.cy (in Greek). Cypriot National Guard. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
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  7. ^ "Badges of Rank". nzdf.mil.nz. New Zealand Defence Force. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
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  10. ^ "Rank structure". spdf.sc. Seychelles People's Defence Forces. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
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  12. ^ "Rank Insignia". af.mil.za. Department of Defence (South Africa). Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Non-Commissioned Ranks". airforce.lk. Sri Lanka Air Force. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Rank Chart (Enlisted)". 69.0.195.188. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  15. ^ a b "RAF Ranks". raf.mod.uk/. Royal Air Force. Retrieved 21 September 2021.