Pakistan Air Force ranks and insignia

Summary

The ranking structure as well as rank insignia of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) are primarily based on the ranking structure of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, owing to Pakistan's former existence as a British colony under the Indian Empire.[1] The insignia for PAF officer ranks underwent extensive change in 2006, whereby British-influenced structure was dropped for the adoption of Turkish-style insignia, while the British ranking style was maintained.[2]

Officer ranks

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Pakistan Air Force
Pak-air-force-OF-10.svg Pak-air-force-OF-9.svg Pak-air-force-OF-8.svg Pak-air-force-OF-7.svg Pak-air-force-OF-6.svg Pak-air-force-OF-5.svg Pak-air-force-OF-4.svg Pak-air-force-OF-3.svg Pak-air-force-OF-2.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1b.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1a.svg Pak-air-force-OF(D).png
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
Former insignia UK-Air-OF10.svg UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg UK-Air-OF1B.svg
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

Enlisted

Rank group Junior commissioned officers Non commissioned officer Enlisted
 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
Former ranks
Blank.svg Blank.svg OR7a RAF Chief Technician.svg OR5n6a RAF Sergeant.svg OR4 RAF Corporal.svg OR3 RAF Lance Corporal.svg OR2 RAF Senior Aircraftman.svg OR1 RAF Leading Aircraftman.svg No insignia
Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Chief Technician Senior Technician Corporal Technician Junior Technician Senior Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman

See also

References

  1. ^ "PAF Ranks". INTER SERVICES RANKS. Pakistan Air Force. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "PAF changes officers' rank insignia". The News. 6 July 2006. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2012.

External links

  • Pakistan Air Force – Officer Ranks