- Reaction score
We don't anymore. It got repealed within a few months.It would have been easier if you (RCAF) had not adopted those miniature rank insignia that you place on the leather jacket. It was impossible to see who you were talking to, unless you were six inches away.
The Australians (RAAF) and Kiwis (RNZAF) don't differentiate - it's just the RAF that does that.The RAF ranks would not easily transfer over to the RCAF; their air and ground trades don’t even use the same ranks in the NCM world.
To be clear, personally I don't see a reason to change (agreeing with @SupersonicMax here) but I just want to point out that not all AFs who have the British-inspired officer ranks also separate the Tech/Aircrew NCM ranks.
And @dapaterson - I've also heard the same rumblings in the RAF, etc before about why WGCDRs don't command Wings, etc. It's just one of those "tradition" things now - analogous to why we still have "Captaine de Corvette" if we don't have Corvettes. The one benefit I can think of is when you see the rank on an email, you're not betting 50/50 whether BGen (for example) is Army or AF.
Whoa whoa whoa - not today, SatanAlternatively, we could just drop saluting outside of ceremonies