Commissioned Ranks

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 insignia

Pilot Officer

Flying Officer insignia

Flying Officer

Flight Lieutenant insignia

Flight Lieutenant

Squadron Leader insignia

Squadron Leader

Wing Commander insignia

Wing Commander

Group Captain insignia

Group Captain

Air Commodore insignia

Air Commodore

Air Vice-Marshal insignia

Air Vice-Marshal

Air Marshal insignia

Air Marshal

Air Chief Marshal insignia

Air Chief Marshal

Marshal of the Royal Air Force insignia

Marshal of the Royal Air Force

Non-Commissioned Aircrew

Rank insignia for Non-Commissioned Aircrew ranks is, with the exception of Master Aircrew, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform, Master Aircrew badges are worn on the lower arm.

RAF Sergeant Aircrew insignia

RAF Sergeant Aircrew

RAF Flight Sergeant Aircrew insignia

RAF Flight Sergeant Aircrew

RAF Master Aircrew insignia

RAF Master Aircrew

Non-Commissioned other ranks

Here is the rank structure for other 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 non-commissioned ranks is, with the exception of Warrant Officer and Master Aircrew, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform. Warrant Officer and Master Aircrew badges are worn on the lower arm the images of the Non-Commissioned Aircrew.

Leading Aircraftman insignia

Leading Aircraftman

Senior Aircraftman insignia

Senior Aircraftman

Senior Aircraftman (Technician) insignia

Senior Aircraftman (Technician)

Lance Corporal RAF Regiment insignia

Lance Corporal RAF Regiment

Corporal insignia

Corporal

Sergeant insignia

Sergeant

Chief Technician insignia

Chief Technician

Flight Sergeant insignia

Flight Sergeant

Warrant Officer insignia

Warrant Officer

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