One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A high rank of officer in the RAF, above air commodore and below air marshal.
- ‘By 1938 he was an air vice-marshal commanding No. 12 Fighter Group which, during the battle of Britain, defended the Midlands.’
- ‘The ranks of air vice-marshal (rear admiral or major general), air marshal (vice admiral or lieutenant general), and air chief marshal (admiral or general) were introduced.’
- ‘GRS contribution increases range from about an extra $7 per week for a corporal and below up to $21 per week for an air vice-marshal.’
- ‘He tried to say that the air vice-marshal sitting over there in the Stout Street defence headquarters is giving those personnel their orders day by day.’
- ‘For those not really inclined to wear the stripes of an air vice-marshal, the computer does a pretty reasonable job of controlling the higher-level activities and allows the player to strap in to fly and fight.’
- ‘He was promoted to air vice-marshal in 2000 as Head Strategic Command.’
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