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Air Vice Marshal

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An Air Vice Marshal's sleeve/shoulder insignia

Air Vice Marshal is the third most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s. It ranks above Air Commodore and immediately below Air Marshal.

It has a NATO ranking code of OF-7, and is equivalent to a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy or a Major General in the British Army or the Royal Marines.

The rank insignia consists of a narrow light blue band (on a slightly wider black band) over a light blue band on a broad black band. This is worn on the both the lower sleeves of the tunic or on the shoulders of the flying suit or the casual uniform.

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An Air Vice Marshal's command flag

The Command Flag of an Air-Vice Marshal, like the flag of a Wing Commander, has two narrow red bands running through the center, though for this flag, the overall flag shape is rectangular, not triangular so as to clearly differentiate it from the latter command flag.

See also

Template:UK officer ranks

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