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]

Equivalent
NATO Code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) & Student officer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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No equivalent UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg UK-Air-OF7.svg UK-Air-OF6.svg UK-Air-OF5.svg UK-Air-OF4.svg UK-Air-OF3.svg UK-Air-OF2.svg UK-Air-OF1A.svg UK-Air-OF1B.svg None.svg
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer 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]

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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06. SLAF-WO1.svg 05. SLAF-WO2.svg 04. SLAF-SSG.svg 03. SLAF-SGT.svg No equivalent 02. SLAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 01. SLAF-LACM.svg No Insignia
Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman
Abbreviation MWO WO FSgt Sgt Cpl LAC AC

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