Definition of flying officer in English:

flying officer


  • A rank of commissioned officer in the RAF, above pilot officer and below flight lieutenant.

    • ‘He was a flying officer before making the supreme sacrifice in June 1944.’
    • ‘The officer's mess with essentially the same dual schedule, but fewer men overall, served both ground and flying officers (perhaps at different tables, I don't know: I was never invited).’
    • ‘She began her career at the rank of flying officer and was posted to many bases.’
    • ‘During the First World War, a Russian flying officer named Roskowitzki claimed to have seen the ‘wreckage of a fair sized ship’ on the south side of Mount Ararat.’
    • ‘The air corps is often the breeding ground for the future careers of successful flying officers and is open to young people between the ages of 13 and 21.’
    • ‘Green, an electrician, was an experienced pilot, a member of the New Plymouth Aero Club and a flying officer in the No 2 Bombing Squadron of the Territorial Reserve for the RNZAF.’
    • ‘In WWII, Mr Bailey flew 75 operational missions with 75SQN in New Guinea, New Britain and Dutch New Guinea and discharged from the RAAF as a flying officer.’
    • ‘With the war over, I was discharged with others as surplus flying officers.’
    • ‘With the garrison squadron defined as only its complement of flying officers and essential technical and administrative support, the unit size is manageable for an Air Force major's career experience.’
    • ‘She follows in the footsteps of her sister flying officer Nosheen Chaudry who is now an engineering officer serving at the Royal Naval air station Yeovilton.’


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