Definition of air officer in English:

air officer


  • Any rank of officer in the RAF above that of group captain.

    • ‘I am not directly involved with the fund myself, apart from regularly assisting a retired air officer who has worked for the fund voluntarily for about 10 years.’
    • ‘The senior air officer should have the same dual staff and command status that is given the artillery commander in the infantry division.’
    • ‘The tide really began to turn in July, however, with the appointment of Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park as air officer commanding.’
    • ‘I feel that the committee has been remiss in the allocation of funds and it would be a welcome gesture if each of those retired air officers on the committee who are receiving full pay were to make a considerable donation to the fund.’
    • ‘The papers were found in files kept by the British intelligence agency MI5 relating to a former British naval air officer who allegedly served as a spy for Japan during the 1920s and 1930s.’


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