Relative Ranks

Royal Navy Army Royal Air Force
Admiral of the Fleet Field Marshal Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Admiral General Air Chief Marshal
Vice Admiral Lieutenant General Air Marshal
Rear Admiral Major General Air Vice-Marshal
Commodore* and Captain of six or more years Brigadier Air Commodore
Captain of less than six years Colonel Group Captain
Commander Lieutenant Colonel Wing Commander
Lieutenant Commander Major Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant Lieutenant Flying Officer
Midshipman Second Lieutenant Pilot Officer

Note: Officers of the same rank, rank with each other according to their seniority.

* This rank is held by Captains during their tenure of certain specific appointments. On completion they revert to the rank of Captain.

 
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