Air Force Ranks (old and new)

 

Commissioned officers
PRE-UNIFICATION RCAF CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Air Chief Marshal (A/C/M) General (Gen)
Air Marshal (A/M) Lieutenant-General (LGen)
Air Vice-Marshal (A/V/M) Major-General (MGen)
Air Commodore (A/C) Brigadier-General (BGen)
Group Captain (G/C) Colonel (Col)
Wing Commander (W/C) Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol)
Squadron Leader (S/ L) Major (Maj)
Flight Lieutenant (F/L) Captain (Capt)
Flying Officer (F/O) Lieutenant (Lt)
Pilot Officer (P/O) Second Lieutenant (2Lt)
Flight Cadet (until 1962) (F/C) Officer Cadet (OCdt)
Officer Cadet (after 1962) (OCdt)  
Non-commissioned personnel
PRE-UNIFICATION RCAF CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Master Warrant Officer (MWO)
Flight Sergeant (F/S) Warrant Officer (WO)
Sergeant (Sgt) Sergeant (Sgt)
(No equivalent) Master Corporal (MCpl) (an appointment)
Corporal (Cpl) Corporal (Cpl)
Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Private Trained (Pte)
Aircraftman First Class (AC1) Private Basic (Pte)
Aircraftman Second Class (AC2) Private Recruit (Pte)

 

The RCAF Women’s Division had a separate rank structure

Commissioned officers
Air Chief Commandant
Air Commandant
Group Officer
Wing Officer
Squadron Officer
Flight Officer
Section Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Under Officer 1st Class
Under Officer 2nd Class

 

Non-commissioned personnel
Flight Sergeant
Sergeant
Corporal
Leading Aircraftwoman (LAW)
Aircraftwoman 1st Class (AW1)
Aircraftwoman 2nd Class (AW2)