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Commissioned Ranks of the Royal Naval Air Service


 

Flight Sub-Lieutenant - RNAS Flight Lieutenant - RNAS Flight Commander - RNAS

Flight Sub-Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant Flight Commander
Squadron Commander - RNAS (more than 8 years seniority) Wing Commander - RNAS
Squadron Commander

(with less than 8 years seniority)

Squadron Commander

(with more than 8 years seniority)

Wing Commander

(Wing Captain when holding a rank less than Captain in the RN)

  Wing Captain - RNAS (when holding the rank of Captain RN)  
  Wing Captain

(When also holding the rank of Captain in the RN)

 
Observer Sub-Lieutenant - RNAS Observer Lieutenant - RNAS

Observer Sub-Lieutenant

Observer Lieutenant Flight Observer
Squadron Observer - RNAS (less than 8 years seniority) Squadron Observer - RNAS (more than 8 years seniority) Wing Observer - RNAS
Squadron Observer

(with less than 8 years seniority)

Squadron Observer

(with more than 8 years seniority)

Wing Observer

(Observer Captain when holding a rank less than Captain in the RN)

Observer Officers were introduced during 1916 and was brought about by the need for trained observers to relieve the workload on the pilot. Observer Captain - RNAS (when holding the rank of Captain RN)  
  Observer Captain

(When also holding the rank of Captain in the RN)

 

On 26 November 1917, the Admiralty instructed that officers of the RNR and RNVR (other than Accountant Officers, RNR) were to wear the uniform of their rank with the addition on each sleeve above the rank lace and on each shoulder strap a gilt badge of an 'A' with wings.

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