Military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force

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The following tables present the military ranks and insignia of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Upon the formation of the Sri Lanka Air Force in 1951, rank titles and badges for ORs were adopted from the Royal Air Force officer ranks and enlisted ranks, specifically the Royal Flying Corps. Sri Lanka does have an Air Chief Marshal rank, but it is only awarded to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or as an honorary rank; Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke was the only Sri Lankan Air Force officer to hold a four-star rank while in active service.[1]

Commissioned Officer ranks

OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
No equivalent UK-Air-OF9.svg UK-Air-OF8.svg 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 None.svg
Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Air Commodore Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer Officer cadet

Warrant Officer, Non Commissioned Officer and enlisted ranks (Other Ranks)

OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
06. SLAF-WO1.svg 05. SLAF-WO2.svg 04. SLAF-SSG.svg 03. SLAF-SGT.svg No equivalent 02. SLAF-CPL.svg No equivalent 01. SLAF-LACM.svg No insignia
Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Corporal Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman

See also


  1. ^ "Three Service Commanders promoted". The Government of Sri Lanka. 19 May 2009. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

External links

  • Sri Lanka Air Force
  • Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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