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Find out about
RANKS
in the Air Training Corps
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All Air Cadets start off at the rank of Cadet. NCO's (Non-Commissioned Officers) are appointed by the Commanding Officer to those cadets whom have shown such qualities as commitment, enthusiasm, are smartly turned out in their uniform, and most importantly, show the ability to lead other cadets and show initiative to deal with a variety of situations - which is not something everyone can do naturally. Not everyone can get promoted, and it normally takes at least a year before a person makes the dizzy heights of Cadet Corporal - so it is quite a special moment when you get your first set of stripes as a Junior NCO in front of the whole squadron!

As a Corporal, you will be expected to take other cadets for drill, organise and be responsible for them. You will have to learn how to effectively give orders in such a way that your cadets learn to respect you.

Later on, you may get promoted to the rank of Cadet Sergeant as a Senior NCO. You will become more involved in training other cadets in lessons etc, as well as coaching and supervising your Cadet Corporals.

Click here to see the job roles for each rank. Looking to get yourself promoted? Click here to see what promotion requirements the Commanding Officer is looking for in you!

Note that you must be 17 years old before you can be promoted to Cadet Flight Sergeant or 18 to get to Cadet Warrant Officer. Cadets aged  18 and above are known as 'Instructor Cadets' and are considered probationary adult staff whom assist with the organisation and planning squadron activities. Instructor Cadets may stay until their 20th birthday when their service as an Air Cadet then finishes, but may then apply to be full adult staff.

 

CADET RANKS
Cadet cap badge
Cadet Corporal
(Cdt Cpl)
Cadet Sergeant
(Cdt Sgt)
Cadet Flight Sergeant
(Cdt FS)
Cadet Warrant Officer
(CWO)

ADULT NCO RANKS

SNCO distinguishing
badge
Adult Sergeant
(A/Sgt)
Adult Flight Sergeant
(A/FS)
Adult Warrant Officer
(AWO)

Adult Warrant Officer
Ex-RAF WO or
equivalent other Services

(AWO)

SNCO cap badge
Warrant Officer cap badge
RAFVR(T) OFFICER RANKS


Officer Cadet
(O Cdt)
Pilot Officer
(Plt Off)
Flying Officer
(Fg Off)



 
 
Flight Lieutenant
(Flt Lt)
Squadron Leader
(Sqn Ldr)
Wing Commander
(Wg Cdr)

 

     

Officer cap badge
(Peaked Cap)

Officer distinguishing branch badge

Officer cap badge
(Field Service Cap)

 
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Wednesday 21 May, 2008 9:55

 
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