Rank Insignia
 

             

 
 
 

 Rank Insignia

The Air Force Rank Insignia has changed from the insignia previously shared with the Army and SAMHS to a new system in order to bring it more in line with international forms of rank. The change has come about due to the change of the National Coat of Arms, this change had greater implications for the SANDF than for other Government Departments. It forms the basis of authority granted by the state to officers and other ranks. In deciding on new Rank Insignia for the Air Force it was felt that it should display the uniqueness and independence of the Air Force from other Arms of Service. The new ranks was adopted after consultation with members at all levels of the Air Force and instituted on 2 September 2002. Subsequently the ranks of General Officers changed again in September 2003 to be more inline with the rest of the SANDF.

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 General Officers

Gorget to be worn on tunic lapels Cap for male General Officers

 

Cap for female General Officers

 

Flight Cap for General Officers

 

Rank

Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia

Form of Address

General General
Lieutenant General General
Major General General
Brigadier General General

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 Chaplains

Gorget to be worn on tunic lapels

Cap for male Chaplains

 

Cap for female Chaplains

 

Flight Cap for Chaplains

 

Rank Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia Form of Address

Dependant on religion

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 Senior Officers

Gorget to be worn on tunic lapels Cap for male  Colonels

 

Cap for female  Colonels

 

Flight Cap for Colonels

 

Rank Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia Form of Address
Colonel Colonel
 

 

Cap for male Lieutenant Colonels

 

Cap for female Lieutenant Colonels

 

Flight Cap for Lieutenant Colonels

 

Lieutenant Colonel Colonel
 

 

Cap for male  Majors

 

Cap for female  Majors

 

Flight Cap for Majors

 

Major Major

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 Junior Officers

Cap for female Junior Officers

 

Flight Cap for Junior Officers

 

Rank Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia Form of Address
Captain Captain
Lieutenant Lieutenant
2 nd Lieutenant Lieutenant
Candidate Officer CO

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 Warrant  Officers

Cap for Level 1-3 male Warrant Officers

 

Cap for  Level 1-3 female Warrant Officers

 

Flight Cap for  Level 1-3  Warrant Officers

 

Rank Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia Form of Address
Warrant Officer Class 1

Level 1 Sergeant Major

 

Sergeant Major
Warrant Officer Class 1

Level 2 Sergeant Major

 

Sergeant Major
Warrant Officer Class 1

Level 3 Sergeant Major

 

Sergeant Major
 

 

Cap for male Warrant Officers

 

Cap for female Warrant Officers

 

Flight Cap for Warrant Officers

 

Warrant Officer Class 1

Level 4a Sergeant Major

 

Sergeant Major
Warrant Officer Class 1

Level 4 Sergeant Major

 

Sergeant Major
Warrant Officer Class 1

 

 

 

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Warrant Officer Class 2

 

Sergeant Major

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 Non Commissioned Officers

Cap for female NCO's

 

Flight Cap fro NCO's

 

Rank Shoulder Insignia Chest Insignia Mess Dress Insignia Form of Address
Flight Sergeant Flight
Sergeant Sergeant
Corporal Corporal
Corporal Corporal
Airman No rank insignia are worn by Airmen Airman

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