Group Captain

Group captain (Gp Capt or Grp Cpt in the RAF and IAF, GPCAPT in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly G/C in the RCAF) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries. It ranks above wing commander and immediately below air commodore. The name of the rank is the complete phrase, and is never shortened to "captain".

It has a NATO ranking code of OF-5, and is equivalent to a captain in the Royal Navy or a colonel in the British Army or the Royal Marines. Group captain is the rank usually held by the station commander of a large RAF station.

The equivalent rank in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF), Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) (until 1968) and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) (until 1980) was group officer. The equivalent rank in the Royal Observer Corps (until 1995) was observer captain which had a similar rank insignia.

Read more about Group CaptainOrigins, Use, Insignia and Command Pennant, Other Air Forces, Notable Group Captains

Other articles related to "group captain, group, captain, captains":

Basil Embry - Second World War
... West Raynham, with a promotion to Group Captain. 6 Group as Senior Air Staff Officer in the rank of Group Captain ... in December 1940 and Embry became AOC RAF Wittering returning to the rank of Group Captain in March 1941 ...
Notable Group Captains
... played by Peter Sellers Sachin Tendulkar, honorary group captain for his achievements in cricket ... Captain Jack Harkness, fictional character in Doctor Who and it's spin-off Torchwood carries the rank of group captain on his great-coat, however he is always mistakenly ... Group Captain Ramsey, fictional character in the 1963 film The Great Escape ...
British Forces Aden - Commanders - Aden Command
8 March 1928 Group Captain W G S Mitchell 5 September 1929 Group Captain C T MacLean (later Air Commodore) 7 August 1931 Group Captain O T Boyd 20 ...
Geoffrey Hilton Bowman
... Kingdom Service/branch Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force Years of service 1915(?)-1934 Rank Group Captain Unit No. 41 Squadron RAF Awards Distinguished Service Order Military Cross with Bar Group Captain Geoffrey Hilton "Beery" Bowman DSO, MC and Bar, DFC (2 May 1891 – 25 March 1970) was a World War I ... After attaining the rank of major in the Royal Flying Corps, he later became a group captain in the Royal Air Force ...
Bad Day In Berlin - Cast - Recurring Characters
... underground leaders (presented by Hogan as potential captains of industry), who use it to escape just as Hochstetter's superiors arrive ... Group Captain (Colonel) Rodney Crittendon (Bernard Fox), DSO, CBE, MC and Bar, DFC, AFC an RAF Group Captain ... is inaccurate since, although the pay grades are equivalent, a group captain is never addressed as "colonel" the inaccuracy is not even consistent within the series' continuity, as Group Captain ...

Famous quotes containing the words captain and/or group:

    It’s simple: either you have discipline or you haven’t.
    Edmund H. North, British screenwriter, and Lewis Gilbert. Captain Shepard (Kenneth More)

    With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.
    Francis Aungier, Pakenham, 7th Earl Longford (b. 1905)