An Australian air vice-marshal's rank insignia
|Service branch||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Rank||Air Vice Marshal|
|Next higher rank||Air marshal|
|Next lower rank||Air commodore|
Rear admiral (RAN)|
Major general (Army)
Air vice-marshal (abbreviated as AVM) is the third highest active rank of the Royal Australian Air Force and was created as a direct equivalent of the British Royal Air Force rank of air vice-marshal. It is also considered a two-star rank. The Australian Air Corps adopted the RAF rank system on 9 November 1920 and this usage was continued by its successor, the Royal Australian Air Force.
Air vice-marshal is a higher rank than air commodore and is a lower rank than air marshal. Air vice-marshal is a direct equivalent of rear admiral in the Royal Australian Navy and major general in the Australian Army.
The insignia is one light blue band (on a slightly wider black band) over a light blue band on a black broad band.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Gillison, Douglas Napier (1962). "Chapter 1: Formation of the Royal Australian Air Force" (digitised book). Royal Australian Air Force, 1939–1942. Australian War Memorial. pp. 5–6. https://www.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1070474--1-.pdf.
- "Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) in Australia during WW2". Oz At War. http://www.ozatwar.com/waaaf/waaaf.htm. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
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