No. 41 Squadron RAF
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AIR 6
GND 3
Sorties 17
R/T: Connect

RANKS

  • The rank of a member represents the experience and the leadership skills of the member and are related to the usual position within formation.
  • It shows the willingness of the member to meet the responsibilities of the related position.
  • It is no sign of superiority or authority over other members and comes with no privilges apart from the allowed decorations on the personal aircraft metioned below.
  • The initial rank of each member and eventual promotions are determined together with the Officer Commanding to match the experience and leadership skills of the member under consideration of the current needs of the squadron.
  • Only Commissioned Officer ranks are available.

Officer Cadet (OCdt)

The rank insignia consists of a one inch wide white band on all non-ceremonial uniforms. This white band can have a narrower coloured band across its width indicating which of the training squadrons the cadet belongs to.

The rank is held by all new members during the trail period. Upon receiving the full membership they are promoted to an appropriate rank.

Pilot Officer (Plt Off)

The rank insignia consists of a thin blue band on slightly wider black band. This is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flying suit or the casual uniform.

A Pilot Officer usually is the No. 2 of a section and only in exceptional cases the leader of a section.

Flying Officer (Fg Off)

The rank insignia consists of one narrow blue band on slightly wider black band. This is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flying suit or the casual uniform.

A Flying Officer usually is the leader of a section or the No. 2 of a section.

Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt)

The rank insignia consists of two narrow blue bands on slightly wider black bands. This is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flight suit or the casual uniform.

A Flight Lieutenant usually is the leader of a flight or a section.

Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr)

The rank insignia consists of a thin blue band on a slightly wider black band between two narrow blue bands on slightly wider black bands. This is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flying suit or the casual uniform.

A Squadron Leader usually is the leader a squadron or a flight.They are allowed to depict the Squadron Leaders' command flag on their personal aircraft.

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr)

The rank insignia consists of three narrow light blue bands over slightly wider black bands. This is worn on both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulder of the flying suit or the casual uniform.

A Wing Commander usually is the leader of a wing or a squadron. They are allowed to wear the Wing Commanders' command pennant on their personal aircraft and use their own initials as aircraft identification letters.