Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force

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The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Upon the formation of the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1951, rank titles and badges for ORs were adopted from the Royal Air Force officer ranks and enlisted ranks, specifically the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Sri Lanka does have the Air Chief Marshal rank, but it is only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank. Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke become the first Sri Lankan Air Force commander to hold four star ranks while in active service.(1)

Commissioned Officer ranks[edit]

NATO Code OF-9(1) OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 Student Officer
 Sri Lanka
Title Air Chief Marshal
(General)
Air Marshal
(Lieutenant General)
Air Vice Marshal
(Major General)
Air Commodore
(Brigadier)
Group Captain
(Colonel)
Wing Commander
(Lieutenant Colonel)
Squadron Leader
(Major)
Flight Lieutenant
(Captain)
Flying Officer
(Lieutenant)
Pilot Officer
(2nd lieutenant)
Officer Cadet
Abbreviation Air Chf Mshl Air Mshl AVM Air Cdre Gp Capt Wg Cdr Sqn Ldr Flt Lt Fg Off Plt Off OC/SO
  • 1 only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff or as an honorary rank.

Warrant Officer, Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks (Other Ranks)[edit]

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Sri Lanka No Insignia
Title Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Cor Leading
Aircraftman
Aircraftman
Abbreviation MWO WO FS Sgt Cpl LAC AC

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