Air commodore (abbreviated as Air Cdre in the RAF, IAF and PAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior general rank of the air-officer which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force. The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence such as Bangladesh, and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. The name of the rank is always the full phrase and is never shortened to Commodore, which is a rank in various naval forces.

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  • Air commodore (abbreviated as Air Cdre in the RAF, IAF and PAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior general rank of the air-officer which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force. The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence such as Bangladesh, and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. The name of the rank is always the full phrase and is never shortened to Commodore, which is a rank in various naval forces. Air commodore is a one-star rank and the most junior air officer rank, being immediately senior to group captain and immediately subordinate to air vice-marshal. It has a NATO ranking code of OF-6 and is equivalent to a commodore in the Royal Navy or a brigadier in the British Army or the Royal Marines. Unlike these two ranks, however, it has always been a substantive rank. Additionally, air commodores have always been considered to be air officers whilst Royal Navy commodores have not since the Napoleonic Wars been classified as officers of flag rank, and British Army brigadiers have not been considered to be general officers since 1922 when they ceased to be titled as brigadier-generals. In other NATO forces, such as the United States Armed Forces and the Canadian Armed Forces, the equivalent one-star rank is brigadier general. The equivalent rank in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Women's Royal Air Force (until 1968) and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (until 1980) was "air commandant". (en)
  • Der Air Commodore (Air Cdre) ist ein Dienstgrad in der Royal Air Force. Er kommt auch in den Luftwaffen anderer Staaten vor, die in ihrem Dienstgradsystem durch das britische System beeinflusst wurden. So gibt es diesen Dienstgrad in der Indian Air Force, der Royal Australian Air Force, der Royal New Zealand Air Force, in der Pakistan Air Force sowie in der Koninklijke Luchtmacht. Der Dienstgrad eines Air Commodore entspricht einem Brigadegeneral der Landstreitkräfte und ist damit nach deutschem Verständnis der unterste Generalsrang. Im britischen Verständnis, welches den Rang aus dem Marinedienstgrad Commodore ableitet, ist der Air Commodore dagegen noch kein tatsächlicher Generalsdienstgrad. Die eigentlichen Generalsdienstgrade beginnen nach britischer Tradition beim Air Vice-Marshal. Darüber rangieren in der Royal Air Force der Air Marshal und der Air Chief Marshal. (de)
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  • Air Cdre / AIRCDRE
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  • A RAF Air Cdre star plate
  • The Air Cdre insignia from the Royal Air Force
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  • 1919-08-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Air commodore (abbreviated as Air Cdre in the RAF, IAF and PAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior general rank of the air-officer which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force. The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence such as Bangladesh, and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. The name of the rank is always the full phrase and is never shortened to Commodore, which is a rank in various naval forces. (en)
  • Der Air Commodore (Air Cdre) ist ein Dienstgrad in der Royal Air Force. Er kommt auch in den Luftwaffen anderer Staaten vor, die in ihrem Dienstgradsystem durch das britische System beeinflusst wurden. So gibt es diesen Dienstgrad in der Indian Air Force, der Royal Australian Air Force, der Royal New Zealand Air Force, in der Pakistan Air Force sowie in der Koninklijke Luchtmacht. Der Dienstgrad eines Air Commodore entspricht einem Brigadegeneral der Landstreitkräfte und ist damit nach deutschem Verständnis der unterste Generalsrang. (de)
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  • Air commodore (en)
  • Air Commodore (de)
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