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1

In number 1 service dress (ceremonial dress) where are the badges of rank found for:

1) commissioned officers

2) warrant officers

3) NCOs

4) other ranks

1) around lower part of sleeve

2) badge on lower part of sleeve

3) chevrons on upper part of sleeve

4) badge on upper part of sleeves

2

In number 2 service dress (working dress) where are all rank’s badges of rank found?

Epaulettes on the shoulder

3

What does PCS(CU) stand for?

Where are badges of rank found on this uniform for all ranks?

Personal Clothing System (Combat Uniform)

4

Male officers and warrant officers should be called?

Female officers and warrant officers should be called?

Sir

Ma’am

5

NCOs should be referred to as?

Airman and civilian staff should be referred to as?

Their rank

Staff

6

Commissioned officers hold the...

Officer cadets do not and can be identified by which two things?

Sovereign’s commission

White band around their peaked hats, white disc behind their beret badges

7

Name the two junior NCOs

Name the senior NCOs

Lance Corporal, Corporal

Sergeant, flight sergeant, warrant officer

8

All COs and NCOs have specific responsibilities towards juniors in rank. Name the main 4

S
E
A
L

Supervision

Encouragement

Advice

Leadership

9

Name the non-commissioned RAF ranks in order and describe the insignia.

1) AC - none
2) LAC - 2 armed propeller
3) SAC - 3 armed propeller (with circle if tech)
4) Lance Corporal (RAF reg as of 2010) - one chevron
5) Corporal - two chevrons
6) sergeant - three chevrons
7) flight sergeant/chief tech - 3 chev and a crown/4 armed propeller
8) warrant officer - coat of arms

10

Name the commissioned officer ranks in order and describe the insignia.

1) pilot officer - 1 thin line
2) flying officer - 1 thicker line
3) flight lieutenant - 2 thicker lines
4) squadron leader - thin line sandwiched between two thicker
5) wing commander - 3 thicker lines
6) group captain - thicker lines
7) air commodore - thick line
8) Air Vice Marshal - thicker line and thick line
9) Air Marshal - 2 thicker lines and thick line
10) air chief marshal - 3 thicker and 1 thick
11) marshal of the RAF - 4 thicker 2 thick

11

Name the non-commissioned army ranks in order and describe insignia.

1) private - none
2) Lance Corporal - 1 chevron
3) Corporal - 2 chevrons
4) sergeant - 3 chevrons
5) colour/staff sergeant - crown + 3 chevrons
6) WO2 - big crown or big crown w/wreath
7) WO1 - coat of arms

12

Name the commissioned army ranks and describe insignia.

1) second lieutenant - 1 pip
2) lieutenant - 2 pips
3) captain - 3 pips
4) major - crown
5) lieutenant colonel - crown and 1 pip
6) colonel - crown and 2 pips
7) brigadier - crown and 3 pips (triangle)
8) major general - pip and swords
9) Lieutenant General - crown and swords
10) general - crown, pip, swords
11) field marshal - crown and cross in pretty circle

13

Name the non-commissioned navy ranks in order and describe the insignia.

1) ordinary rate - none
2) able rate - none
3) leading rate - anchor
4) petty officer - 2 crossed anchors w/crown
5) chief petty officer - anchor in circle, crown above, wreath around
6) WO2 - crown with wreath
7) WO1 - coat of arms

14

Name the commissioned navy ranks in order and describe the insignia.

1) midshipman - lollipop
2) sub-lieutenant - looped line
3) lieutenant - looped line and a line
4) lieutenant commander - looped line, thin line and thicker line
5) commander - looped line, 2 lines
6) captain - looped line, 3 lines
7) commodore - thick line, circle above
8) rear admiral - thick line, looped line above
8) vice admiral - thick line, thinner line, looped line
9) admiral - thick line, 2 thinner lines, looped line
10) admiral of the fleet - thick line, 3 thinner lines, looped line

15

Name the corresponding ranks to LAC/SAC

1) army

2) navy

Army - private

Navy - ordinary rate, able rate

16

Name the equivalent ranks to Lance Corporal

1) army

2) navy

Army - Lance Corporal

Navy - none

17

Name the equivalent ranks to Corporal

1) army

2) navy

Army - Corporal

Navy - leading rate

18

Name the equivalent ranks to sergeant

1) army

2) navy

Army - sergeant

Navy - petty officer

19

Name the equivalent ranks to flight sergeant/chief technician

1) army

2) navy

Army - staff/colour sergeant

Navy - chief petty officer

20

What rank do the army and navy have that the RAF doesn’t?

Warrant officer class 2

21

Name the equivalent ranks to warrant officer/master aircrew

1) army

2) navy

Army - warrant officer 1

Navy - warrant officer 1

22

Name the equivalent ranks to pilot officer

1) army

2) navy

Army - second lieutenant

Navy - midshipman

23

Name the equivalent ranks to flying officer

1) army

2) navy

Army - lieutenant

Navy - sub-lieutenant

24

Name the equivalent ranks to flight lieutenant

1) army

2) navy

Army - captain

Navy - lieutenant

25

Name the equivalent ranks to squadron leader

1) army

2) navy

Army - major

Navy - lieutenant commander

26

Name the equivalent ranks to wing commander

1) army

2) navy

Army - lieutenant colonel

Navy - commander

27

Name the equivalent ranks to group captain

1) army

2) navy

Army - colonel

Navy - captain

28

Name the equivalent ranks to air commodore

1) army

2) navy

Army - brigadier

Navy - commodore

29

Name the equivalent ranks to Air Vice Marshal

1) army

2) navy

Army - major general

Navy - rear admiral

30

Name the equivalent ranks to Air Marshal

1) army

2) navy

Army - Lieutenant General

Navy - vice admiral

31

Name the equivalent ranks to Air chief marshal

1) army

2) navy

Army - general

Navy - admiral

32

Name the equivalent ranks to Marshal of the RAF

1) army

2) navy

Army - field marshal

Navy - admiral of the fleet

33

The present trade structure was introduced on the 1st April ____.

Name the 3 aims of the trade structure.

1964

1) to produce ground airman trainee to match the requirements of the service

2) make best use of each individuals ability

3) provide a worthwhile career

34

What is the initial engagement length of service for recruits?

What is the length reserve liability?

12 years

6 years

35

List 1 trades have which two ranks incorporated?

SAC technician

Chief technician

36

List 2 trades have which two ranks incorporated?

SAC

Flight sergeant

37

Name the three categories airmen Aircrew can train in

1) air engineer (Air Eng)

2) weapons systems operator (WSOp)

3) air loadmaster (ALM)