What is air marshal?

  • (noun): A person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight.
    Synonyms: sky marshal

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.

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Charles Read (RAAF Officer)
... Air Marshal Sir Charles Frederick Read KBE, CB, DFC, AFC (born 9 October 1918) is a retired senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ... He served as Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) from 1972 to 1975 ... Read's post-war commands included the Australian First Tactical Air Force, No ...
Charles Read (RAAF Officer) - Post-war Career
... he was offered a permanent commission in the post-war Air Force, with the provisional rank of squadron leader ... He was awarded the Air Force Cross in the 1960 New Year Honours ... of Operational Requirements at the Department of Air in Canberra ...
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 ... in Australia on secondment to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), including a tour as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff ...
Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman - Air Commands
... Air Marshal Zia has held command positions with most of the air squadrons of the Bangladesh Air Force ... of staff command positions including Air Officer Commanding, Paharkanchanpur, Air Officer Commanding, Bashar and Air Officer Commanding, Jahurul Huq ... He also served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations Training) at air headquarters prior to the Chief of Air Staff ...
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 ... However, its highest rank is Marechal-do-ar, the equivalent to a Brazilian Army marshal ... Marechal-do-ar can be translated as air marshal or marshal of the air ...

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