- Air Officer
An Air Officer is a British
Royal Air Forceofficer of rank Air Commodoreor higher. Such officers may be termed officers of air rank. The term is also used by many Commonwealth nations who have a similar rank structure to the RAF.
It is equivalent in concept to a
flag officerin navies and a general officerin armies and marine corps. However, in the British Armed Forces, while an air commodore is an air officer, his Royal Navyequivalent, (Commodore), is not considered a flag officer, nor is his British Armyor Royal Marinesequivalent, ( Brigadier), considered a general officer. However, in 1919 when the RAF introduced its air officer ranks, the equivalent Army rank was brigadier-generalwhich was a general officer rank. The British rank of brigadier was not introduced until 1922.
In some other countries, most notably the armed forces of the
United States, army, air force and marine corps, 1 star officers are considered to be general officers and 1 star officers of the navy and coast guard are considered to be flag officers.
Air Officer Commanding
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