Aircraftman ranks below Leading Aircraftman and has a NATO rank code of OR-1. It is presently a training rank only and no airmen in productive service hold this rank. Aircraftman do not wear any rank insignia.
History[edit | edit source]
The rank was introduced on the formation of the RAF in 1918, replacing the Royal Flying Corps rank of Air Mechanic 2nd Class. There were two grades: Aircraftman 1st Class (AC1) and Aircraftman 2nd Class (AC2; also colloquially known as an "AC plonk").
Usage[edit | edit source]
Royal New Zealand Air Force[edit | edit source]
Royal Air Force[edit | edit source]
The spelling "Aircraftsman", despite being seen even in official documents, is incorrect in the RAF.
See also[edit | edit source]
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