One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rank in the RAF above warrant officer and below pilot officer.
- ‘The Acting Pilot Officer was operating the RCAF Harvard training plane involved in the mid-air collision with a passenger plane.’
- ‘An Initial Training School was formed at Rongotai as a recruiting centre for pilots, observers, and air-gunners, and a course of thirty acting pilot officers began training on 20 September.’
- ‘As a non-graduate entrant, you might spend about a year as an acting pilot officer, followed by a year as a substantive pilot officer, and up to four years as a flying officer, before being promoted to flight lieutenant.’
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