Air Commodore

Air commodore (Air Cdre in the RAF and IAF, AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly A/C in the RCAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior of the air-officer ranks 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.

In the present-day RAF, air commodores typically hold senior appointments within groups, acting directly in support of the air officer commanding. However, during the inter-war period, and in the case of the contemporary No. 83 Expeditionary Air Group, the air officer commanding held or holds air commodore rank.

Read more about Air CommodoreSeniority, Origins, RAF Insignia, Command Flag and Star Plate, Honorary Air Commodores, Air Commodores-in-chief and Air Commandants, Other Air Forces

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... On 1 July 1958 Wight-Boycott received his final promotion to Air Commodore and was appointed as the tenth Commandant of the Royal Observer Corps, taking over from Air Commodore J M Warfield ... On 3 June 1964 Air Commodore Wight-Boycott retired from the RAF and handed over command of the Corps to Air Commodore J H Greswell ...
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... Director-General of Ground Defences at the Air Ministry 2nd 1945 Major-General A E Robinson 3rd 30 June 1948 Air Vice-Marshal H T Lydford Inspector of ...
Matthew Frew - Record of Promotions
1938 Promoted to Group Captain 1 December 1940 Appointed temporary Air Commodore 16 September 1942 Appointed acting Air Vice Marshal 1 June 1943 Appointed temporary Air Vice Marshal 16 ...
Air Commodore - Other Air Forces
... The rank of air commodore is also used in a number of the air forces in the Commonwealth, including the Bangladesh Air Force, Ghana Air Force, Indian Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Royal ... It is also used in the Egyptian Air Force, Hellenic Air Force, Royal Air Force of Oman, the Royal Thai Air Force and the Air Force of Zimbabwe ... In the Indonesian Air Force the equivalent rank is marsekal pertama (literally "first marshal") which is usually translated as air commodore in English ...
Colin McKay Grierson
... Air Commodore Colin McKay Grierson CBE (16 June 1906–1991) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during and after World War II ... He joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Aircraft Apprentice in 1921 ... On 1 January 1941 he worked on the Air Staff in the Directorate of Plans ...

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