Air Marshal

Air marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a three-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force. The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure.

Officers in the rank of air marshal typically hold very senior appointments such as commander-in-chief of an air force or a large air force formation. Officers in the ranks of air chief marshal and air vice-marshal are also referred to generically as air marshals. Occasionally, air force officers of marshal rank are considered to be air marshals.

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Air Marshal - Marshal Ranks in Brazil and Malaysia
... The Brazilian Air Force does not use air marshal ranks as an equivalent to general ranks, rather it uses a number of ranks based on the word brigadier ... Marechal-do-ar, the equivalent to a Brazilian Army marshal ... Marechal-do-ar can be translated as air marshal or marshal of the air ...
Peter Roy Maxwell Drummond
... Air Marshal Sir Peter Roy Maxwell Drummond KCB, DSO Bar, OBE, MC (2 June 1894 – 27 March 1945) was an Australian-born senior commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF) ... He rose from private soldier in World War I to air marshal in World War II ... and for four years in Australia on secondment to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), including a tour as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff ...

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