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Rank Structure - Air Cadet Organisation

Ranks are shown in ascending order Also available:
Rank Structure - Royal Air Force
Rank Structure - RAF-Navy-Army Equivalent
Badges - Air Cadet Organisation


ATC Cadet Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Ranks


Badge
Rank

Abbreviation

Notes
Cap Badge
Cadet
Corporal
Cdt Cpl
Junior Cadet Non Commissioned Officer (JNCO)
Cadet
Sergeant
Cdt Sgt

Senior Cadet Non Commissioned Officer
(SNCO) Ranks

Cadet
Flight Sergeant
Cdt FS
Cadet
Warrant Officer
CWO

ATC Instructor Cadet Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Ranks

Badge
Rank

Abbreviation

Notes
Cap Badge
Instructor Cadet Sergeant
Cdt Sgt
Cadet SNCO’s, Sergeant or above who have reached the age of 18 and have undergone additional training are classified as Instructor Cadets and wear a white distinguishing flash above their rank slides
Instructor Cadet
Flight Sergeant
Cdt FS
Instructor Cadet Warrant Officer
CWO

ATC Adult Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Ranks

The Adult NCO ranks within the ATC are based on the RAF structure.
Adult NCO’s wear the ATC badge on their rank slides or on the lapel when in No. 1 dress.

Badge
Rank

Abbreviation

Notes
Cap Badge
Sergeant
Sgt
 

Flight Sergeant
FS
 
Adult Warrant Officer
AWO
 
Adult Warrant Officer
AWO
AWO with previous regular service at equivalent rank
or appointed before 1980

Commissioned Officer Ranks RAF VR(T)

Officers within the Air Cadet Organisation hold Commissions in the Training Branch of Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and wear the VRT badge on their rank slides or on the lapel when in No. 1 dress.

Badge
Rank

Abbreviation

Notes
Cap
Pilot Officer
Plt Off
Junior Officer Ranks
Flying Officer
Fg Off
Flight Lieutenant
Flt Lt
Squadron Leader
Sqn Ldr
Senior Officer Ranks
Wing Commander
Wg Cdr

Headquarters Staff Senior Commissioned Officer Ranks

Badge
Rank

Abbreviation

Notes
Cap
Group Captain
Gp Capt
Regional Commandant
RAF RO
Air Commodore
Air Cdre
Commandant of
the ATC

A regular RAF Air Commodore

For additional Ranks and Badges information see:
Rank Structure - Royal Air Force
Rank Structure - RAF-Navy-Army Equivalent
Badges - Air Cadet Organisation

 


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