Definition of Master Aircrew in English:

Master Aircrew


  • A generic RAF rank equivalent to warrant officer, only applied to members of an aircrew.

    • ‘The Master Aircrew ranks and trades are still extant though they have gone through some changes of title over the years.’
    • ‘The RAF said: "The Master Aircrew assessed the situation and, seeing that lives were at immediate risk, prepared himself to be winched.’
    • ‘With experience and further training, you can progress to flight sergeant then to master aircrew.’
    • ‘Rank insignia for non-commissioned ranks is, with the exception of Warrant Officer and Master Aircrew, worn on the upper arm of dress uniform.’
    • ‘The rank structure was also highly disliked and was done away with in 1950 (sole exception was Master Aircrew, which is still used).’