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The Military ranks of Women's Services in WWII are the military insignia used by the various all female military services and units during World War II.

United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Officers[edit | edit source]

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
United Kingdom Women's Transport Service
(1938–1945)
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No equivalent
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Commandant Staff Commander Commander Captain Lieutenant Ensign Cadet Ensign


United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service
(1938–1941)
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No equivalent
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Chief Controller Senior Controller Controller Chief Commandant Senior Commandant Company Commander Deputy Company Commander Company Assistant


United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service
(1941–1949)
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No equivalent
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Chief Controller Senior Controller Controller Chief Commander Senior Commander Junior Commander Subaltern Second Subaltern


United Kingdom Mechanised Transport Corps
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
Corps Commandant Senior Commandant Commandant Commander Captain Lieutenant Ensign


Women's Auxiliary Air Force
(1939-1940)
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No equivalent
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 No equivalent
Senior Controller Controller Chief Commandant Senior Commandant Company Commander Deputy Company Commander Company Assistant


Women's Auxiliary Air Force
(1940-1949)[1]
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No equivalent
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 No equivalent
Air Chief Commandant[note 1] Air Commandant Group Officer Wing Officer Squadron Officer Flight Officer Section Officer Assistant Section Officer


Women's Royal Naval Service
1939-1946[2]
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No equivalent
WRNS Director Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Director Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Superintendent Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Superintendent Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Chief Officer Rank Slide.jpg WRNS First Officer Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Second Officer Rank Slide.jpg WRNS Third Officer Rank Slide.jpg No equivalent
Commandant Director Deputy Director Superintendent Chief Officer First Officer Second Officer Third Officer

Enlisted ranks[edit | edit source]

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
United Kingdom Women's Transport Service
(1938–1945)
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No equivalent None.svg No equivalent None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class II Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Driver


United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service
(1938–1941)
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No equivalent None.svg No equivalent None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Senior Leader Section Leader Sub-Leader Chief Volunteer Volunteer


United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service
(1941–1949)
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class II Warrant Officer Class I Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal
Bombardier
Lance Corporal
Lance Bombardier
Private
Gunner


United Kingdom Mechanised Transport Corps
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No equivalent
None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg No insignia
Company Cadet Officer Section Cadet Officer Cadet Officer Driver


Women's Auxiliary Air Force
(1939-1940)
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No equivalent
1951 RAF Flight Sergeant.png OR5n6a RAF Sergeant.svg No equivalent OR4 RAF Corporal.svg No equivalent No insignia No insignia
Senior Section Leader Section Leader Assistant Section Leader Aircraftwoman 1st Class Aircraftwoman 2nd Class


Women's Auxiliary Air Force
(1940-1949)
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1951 RAF Warrant Officer.png No equivalent 1951 RAF Flight Sergeant.png OR5n6a RAF Sergeant.svg No equivalent OR4 RAF Corporal.svg None.png No insignia No insignia
Warrant officer[note 2] Flight Sergeant[note 3] Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftwoman Aircraftwoman 1st Class Aircraftwoman 2nd Class


United Kingdom Women's Royal Naval Service
(1939-1946)
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No equivalent
WRNS Chief Wren Rank.png WRNS PO Wren Rank.png No equivalent WRNS Leading Wren Rank.png No equivalent None.svg None.svg
Chief Wren Petty Officer Wren Leading Wren Wren Ordinary Wren

Germany[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. created 1943 with first appointment.
  2. also called Under Officer
  3. also called Senior Sergeant

References[edit | edit source]

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