One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The highest rank of officer in the RAF.
- ‘However, on his resignation from the RAF in 1946 he was promoted Marshal of the Royal Air Force and when Churchill returned to power in 1951 he was offered a peerage.’
- ‘As an air chief marshal - a rank equivalent to a general in the army and an admiral in the navy - he rose right to the top of the RAF command structure, outranked only by his boss, the Marshal of the Royal Air Force.’
- ‘He was promoted to air chief marshal in 1942 and became a Marshal of the Royal Air Force in September 1945.’
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