Comparative air force officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Summary

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

OfficersEdit

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Antigua and Barbuda No air force


  Royal Australian Air Force[1]
                       
Marshal of the RAAF Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet


  Bahamas No air force


  Bangladesh Air Force[2]
                     
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet


  Barbados No air force


  Botswana Defence Force Air Wing[3]
                 
Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


  Royal Brunei Air Force
                       
Marshal of the Air Force
Marsyal Udara
General
Jeneral (Udara)
Lieutenant
General

Leftenan Jeneral (Udara)
Major
General

Mejar Jeneral (Udara)
Brigadier
General

Brigedier Jeneral (Udara)
Colonel
Kolonel (Udara)
Lieutenant
Colonel

Leftenan Kolonel (Udara)
Major
Mejar (Udara)
Captain
Kapten (Udara)
Lieutenant
Leftenan (Udara)
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda (Udara)
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet (Udara)


  Cameroon Air Force
                   
Général d'armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


  Royal Canadian Air Force[4]
                     
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


  Dominica No air force


  Fiji No air force


  Ghana Air Force
                   
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer


  Grenada No air force


  Indian Air Force[5]
                     
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Flight cadet


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Jamaican Air Wing
           
Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


  Kenya Air Force[6]
                     
Commander-in-Chief General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


  Kiribati No air force


  Lesotho Air Squadron
                 
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


  Malawi Air Force
                   
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


  Royal Malaysian Air Force[7]
                      No insignia
Marsyal tentera udara Jeneral TUDM Leftenan jeneral TUDM Mejar jeneral TUDM Brigedier jeneral TUDM Kolonel TUDM Leftenan kolonel TUDM Mejar TUDM Kapten TUDM Leftenan TUDM Leftenan muda TUDM Pegawai kadet


  Mauritius No air force


  Mozambique Air Force
                 
Coronel General Tenente General Major General Coronel Tenente Coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes


  Namibian Air Force[8]
                   
Chief air marshal Air marshal Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer


  Nauru No air force


  Royal New Zealand Air Force[9]
                     
Marshal of the RNZAF Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet


  Nigerian Air Force[10]
                     
Marshal of the air force Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer


  Pakistan Air Force
                       
Marshal of the Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer Cadet


  Papua New Guinea Air Element
               
Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Senior officer cadet Junior officer cadet


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Rwandan Air Force[11]
                   
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


  Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force


  Saint Lucia No air force


  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force


  Samoa No air force


  Sierra Leone No air force


  Republic of Singapore Air Force[12]
No insignia yet                          
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Senior lieutenant colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant
Officer cadet


  Solomon Islands No air force


  South African Air Force[13]
                     
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate


  Sri Lanka Air Force[14]
                     
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet


  Swaziland No air force


  Tanzania Air Force
                     
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate


  Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard[15]
                 
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet


  Tuvalu No air force


  Ugandan Air Force
                     
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer cadet


  Royal Air Force[16]
                       
Marshal of the RAF Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
/acting pilot officer
Officer cadet


  Vanuatu No air force


  Zambian Air Force
                   
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "OFFICER'S 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. ^ "For Officers". careerairforce.nic.in. Indian Air Force. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Kenya Air Force commissioned officer's ranks". mod.go.ke. Ministry of Defence - Kenya. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Pangkat". mafhq.mil.my (in Malay). Malaysian Armed Forces. Archived from the original on 29 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Government Notice" (PDF). Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia. Vol. 4547. 20 August 2010. pp. 99–102. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Badges of Rank". nzdf.mil.nz. New Zealand Defence Force. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  10. ^ Smaldone, Joseph P. (1992). "National Security". In Metz, Helen Chapin (ed.). Nigeria: a country study. Area Handbook (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. pp. 296–297. LCCN 92009026. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  11. ^ "RDF Insignia". mod.gov.rw. Government of the Republic of Rwanda. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  12. ^ "SAF Rank Insignias". mindef.gov.sg. Ministry of Defence (Singapore). Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Rank Insignia". af.mil.za. Department of Defence (South Africa). Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Commissioned Officers". airforce.lk. Sri Lanka Air Force. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Rank Chart (Commissioned Officers)". 69.0.195.188. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  16. ^ "RAF Ranks". raf.mod.uk/. Royal Air Force. Retrieved 21 September 2021.