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nounPlural leading aircraftwomen
A rank held by a woman in the RAF, above aircraftwoman and below senior aircraftwoman.
- ‘They present her with her rank slides on her reclassification to leading aircraftwoman.’
- ‘She was a Leading Aircraftwoman, in the WAAF, home on weekend leave.’
- ‘Starting as a leading aircraftwoman and later becoming a sergeant, she performed various tasks in the photo department.’
- ‘Jones and three of his crew quickly regrouped after this setback, adding a midshipman, a leading aircraftwoman, and two civilians to the crew.’
- ‘As I was only a Leading Aircraftwoman, I had to ring to get my sergeant's permission to tow a trailer.’
- ‘While at headquarters, he met a Leading Aircraftwoman who worked in the Signals Section.’
- ‘I quickly realised that it made no difference that I was a Leading Aircraftwoman photographer.’
- ‘In December 1941 she became a leading aircraftwoman, and soon gained the rank of acting corporal.’
- ‘All aircraftmen and aircraftwomen will have a reasonable prospect of becoming leading aircraftmen and leading aircraftwomen within three years from date of entry.’
- ‘The Leading Aircraftwomen both played representative rugby during the year.’
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