Comparative air force officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of air forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No air force
Australia Australia
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Australia RAAF OF-10.svg Australia RAAF OF-9.svg Australia RAAF OF-8.svg Australia RAAF OF-7.svg Australia RAAF OF-6.svg Australia RAAF OF-5.svg Australia RAAF OF-4.svg Australia RAAF OF-3.svg Australia RAAF OF-2.svg Australia RAAF OF-1b.svg Australia RAAF OF-1a.svg Australia RAAF OF (D).svg
Marshal of the RAAF Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet
The Bahamas Bahamas No air force
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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No equivalent British RAF OF-9.svg British RAF OF-8.svg British RAF OF-7.svg British RAF OF-6.svg British RAF OF-5.svg British RAF OF-4.svg British RAF OF-3.svg British RAF OF-2.svg British RAF OF-1b.svg British RAF OF-1a.svg None.svg
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet
 Barbados No air force
Botswana Botswana
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No equivalent
13.Botswana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Botswana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Botswana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Botswana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Botswana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Botswana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Botswana Air Force-2LT.svg Botswana-AirForce-OF-(D).svg
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Brunei Brunei
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20.RBrAF-FM.svg 19.RBrAF-GEN.svg 18.RBrAF-LG.svg 17.RBrAF-MG.svg 16.RBrAF-BG.svg 15.RBrAF-COL.svg 14.RBrAF-LTC.svg 13.RBrAF-MAJ.svg 12.RBrAF-CAPT.svg 11.RBrAF-1LT.svg 10.RBrAF-2LT.svg 09.RBrAF-OC.svg
Air
Marshal
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer
Cadet
Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent 17.Cameroon Air Force-GEN 16.Cameroon Air Force-LG 15.Cameroon Air Force-MG 14.Cameroon Air Force-BG 13.Cameroon Air Force-COL.svg 12.Cameroon Air Force-LTC.svg 11.Cameroon Air Force-MAJ.svg 10.Cameroon Air Force-CPT.svg 09.Cameroon Air Force-1LT.svg 08.Cameroon Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Général d'armée aérienne Général de corps aérien Général de division aérienne Général de brigade aérienne Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canada-Air force-OF-9-collected Canada-Air force-OF-8-collected Canada-Air force-OF-7-collected Canada-Air force-OF-6-collected Canadian RCAF OF-5.svg Canadian RCAF OF-4.svg Canadian RCAF OF-3.svg Canadian RCAF OF-2.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1b.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg Canadian RCAF OF (D).svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Finnigan-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier
 Dominica No air force
 Fiji No air force
Ghana Ghana
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No equivalent 16.Ghana Air Force-GEN.svg 15.Ghana Air Force-LG.svg 14.Ghana Air Force-MG.svg 13.Ghana Air Force-BG.svg 12.Ghana Air Force-COL.svg 11.Ghana Air Force-LTC.svg 10.Ghana Air Force-MAJ.svg 09.Ghana Air Force-CPT.svg 08.Ghana Air Force-1LT.svg 07.Ghana Air Force-2LT.svg No equivalent
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
 Grenada No air force
India India
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India-AirForce-OF-10-collected India-AirForce-OF-9-collected India-AirForce-OF-8-collected India-AirForce-OF-7-collected India-AirForce-OF-6-collected British RAF OF-5.svg British RAF OF-4.svg British RAF OF-3.svg British RAF OF-2.svg British RAF OF-1b.svg Flight Cadet
Marshal of the IAF Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Kenya Kenya
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17. Kenyan Air Force CinC.svg 16. Kenyan Air Force GEN.svg 15. Kenyan Air Force LG.svg 14. Kenyan Air Force MG.svg 13. Kenyan Air Force BG.svg 12. Kenyan Air Force COL.svg 11. Kenyan Air Force LTCOL.svg 10. Kenyan Air Force MAJ.svg 09. Kenyan Air Force CAPT.svg 08. Kenyan Air Force LT.svg 07. Kenyan Air Force 2LT.svg No equivalent
Commander-in-Chief General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
 Kiribati No air force
Lesotho Lesotho
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Malawi Malawi
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Malaysia Malaysia
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Malaysia-Air Force-OF-10.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-9.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-8.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-7.svg Malaysia-Air Force-OF-6.svg Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Lieutenant Colonel of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Major of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Captain of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png 2nd Lieutenant of Royal Malaysian Air Force.png No insignia
Marshal of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet
Marsyal Tentera Udara Jeneral Leftenan Jeneral Mejar Jeneral Brigedier Jeneral Kolonel Leftenan Kolonel Mejar Kapten Leftenan Leftenan Muda Pegawai Kadet
 Mauritius No air force
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-AirForce-OF-8.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-2.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent
14-Namibia Air Force-AVM.svg 13-Namibia Air Force-AIRCDRE.svg 12-Namibia Air Force-GPCAPT.svg 11-Namibia Air Force-WGCDR.svg 10-Namibia Air Force-SQNLDR.svg 09-Namibia Air Force-FLTLT.svg 08-Namibia Air Force-FLGOFF.svg 07-Namibia Air Force-PLTOFF.svg No equivalent
Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
 Nauru No air force
New Zealand New Zealand
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Marshal of the RNZAF No equivalent Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer None.svg
Marshal of the RNZAF Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Officer cadet
Nigeria Nigeria
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Nigeria-AirForce-OF-10.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-9.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-8.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-7.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-6.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-5.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-4.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-3.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-2.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Nigeria-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Marshal of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Pakistan Pakistan
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Pak-air-force-OF-10.svg Pak-air-force-OF-9.svg Pak-air-force-OF-8.svg Pak-air-force-OF-7.svg Pak-air-force-OF-6.svg Pak-air-force-OF-5.svg Pak-air-force-OF-4.svg Pak-air-force-OF-3.svg Pak-air-force-OF-2.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1b.svg Pak-air-force-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Marshal of the Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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No equivalent
PNGDF AF COL.png PNGDF AF LCOL.png PNGDF AF MAJ.png PNGDF AF CPT.png PNGDF AF 1LT.png PNGDF AF 2LT.png None.svg
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer Cadet
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Rwanda Rwanda
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No equivalent 16-Rwanda Air Force-GEN.svg 15-Rwanda Air Force-LG.svg 14-Rwanda Air Force-MG.svg 13-Rwanda Air Force-BG.svg 12-Rwanda Air Force-COL.svg 11-Rwanda Air Force-LTC.svg 10-Rwanda Air Force-MAJ.svg 09-Rwanda Air Force-CPT.svg 08-Rwanda Air Force-1LT.svg 07-Rwanda Air Force-2LT.svg Unknown
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
 Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force
 Saint Lucia No air force
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force
 Samoa No air force
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone No air force
Singapore Singapore
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No equivalent Insignia not known 10-RSAF-OF08.svg 09-RSAF-OF07.svg 08-RSAF-OF06.svg 07-RSAF-OF05.svg 06-RSAF-OF04b.svg 05-RSAF-OF04a.svg 04-RSAF-OF03.svg 03-RSAF-OF02.svg 02-RSAF-OF01b.svg 01-RSAF-OF01a.svg Singapore-Army-OF-(3D).svg Singapore-Army-OF-(2D).svg Singapore-Army-OF-(1D).svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Senior
lieutenant colonel
Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet Officer Cadet Officer Cadet
 Solomon Islands No air force
South Africa South Africa
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No equivalent SAAF-OF-9.svg SAAF-OF-8.svg SAAF-OF-7.svg SAAF-OF-6.svg SAAF-OF-5.svg SAAF-OF-4.svg SAAF-OF-3.svg SAAF-OF-2.svg SAAF-OF-1b.svg SAAF-OF-1a.svg SAAF-Candidate Offr.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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No equivalent UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg UK-Air-OF1B.svg None.svg
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet
Eswatini Swaziland No air force
Tanzania Tanzania
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No equivalent 17-Tanzania Air Force-GEN.svg 16-Tanzania Air Force-LG.svg 15-Tanzania Air Force-MG.svg 14-Tanzania Air Force-BG.svg 13-Tanzania Air Force-COL.svg 12-Tanzania Air Force-LTC.svg 11-Tanzania Air Force-MAJ.svg 10-Tanzania Air Force-CPT.svg 09-Tanzania Air Force-1LT.svg 08-Tanzania Air Force-2LT.svg 07-Tanzania Air Force-OC.svg
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer candidate
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-5.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-4.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-3.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-2.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1b.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1a.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF (D).svg
Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
/Acting Pilot Officer
Officer Cadet
 Tuvalu No air force
Uganda Uganda
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No equivalent Uganda-AirForce-OF-9.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-8.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-7.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-6.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-5.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-4.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-3.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-2.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Uganda-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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United Kingdom-Air force-OF-10-collected United Kingdom-Air force-OF-9-collected United Kingdom-Air force-OF-8-collected United Kingdom-Air force-OF-7-collected United Kingdom-Air force-OF-6-collected British RAF OF-5.svg British RAF OF-4.svg British RAF OF-3.svg British RAF OF-2.svg British RAF OF-1b.svg British RAF OF-1a.svg UK-RAF-OFD.svg No equivalent
Marshal of the RAF1 Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
/acting pilot officer
Officer cadet
 Vanuatu No air force
Zambia Zambia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

See also

Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of air forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

List of comparative military ranks

This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

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