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Adult Ranks

There are 2 distinct branches of staff Rank, Uniformed and non-Uniformed. Each play an important part in the running of the Air Cadets.

The uniformed ranks are then further divided down into Officer and Non Commissioned Officers. Officers are commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve's Training Brach, and wear VRT pins on their rank slides to show this. NCO's are members of the Air Cadets and wear ATC pins on their rank slides to show this.

The non-Uniformed members of staff comprise Civilian Instructors, Civilian Committee Members and the Squadron Padre. While these members do not wear uniform the Civilian Instructors and Padre's are issued with gilt badges they can wear, to distinguish who they are.

Officer Ranks

Pilot Officer RAFVR(T)

Pilot Officer RAFVR(T)

This is the first of the Junior Officer ranks within the RAF.

Flying Officer RAFVR(T)

Flying Officer RAFVR(T)

This is the next of the Junior Officer ranks within the RAF.

Flight Lieutenant RAFVR(T)

Flight Lieutenant RAFVR(T)

This is the highest of the Junior Officer ranks within the RAF. Flt Lt Cotterill holds this rank and is the Squadron's Commanding Officer.

Squadron Leader RAFVR(T)

Squadron Leader RAFVR(T)

The first of the Senior Officer ranks in the RAF. Wing Staff Officers normally hold the rank of Squadron Leader; typically being based at Wing Headquarters.

Wing Commander RAFVR(T)

Wing Commander RAFVR(T)

The next of the senior ranks within the RAF and the most senior within the RAFVR(T). Each ATC Wing (around country size) will have one Wing Commander.

Above the rank of Wing Commander the ranks are held by full-time RAF officers.

Non-Commissioned Officer Ranks

Sergeant (ATC)

Sergeant (ATC)
 

Flight Sergeant (ATC)

Flight Sergeant (ATC)

Warrant Officer (ATC)

Warrant Officer (ATC)
 

Warrant Officer

Warrant Officer*
 

* Worn by Warrant Officers who previously held this rank in the RAF.

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