Definition of wing commander in English:

wing commander

noun

  • A rank of officer in the RAF, above squadron leader and below group captain.

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    • ‘General Bradley went on to serve as an instructor pilot, an operations officer, a fighter wing commander and a numbered air force commander.’
    • ‘should flying allowance be structured to encourage people to serve as a squadron leader or wing commander?’
    • ‘All group commanders report to the wing commander's office.’
    • ‘Adrian Warburton was a wing commander who became one of the most highly decorated airmen of the war.’
    • ‘Mr Boyack, 69, has worked for ex-service personnel and the local community since he retired from the RAF as a wing commander 15 years ago.’

Pronunciation:

wing commander

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