Much like the Royal Air Force, Air Cadets have a rank structure in place. This structure applies to the Staff and Cadets. It is important to be able to distinguish Rank and Classification. Classifications show the level of training a cadet has, rank shows what ability the cadet possesses.
Cadet Non-Commisioned Officer (NCO) Ranks
Cadet Corporal Cadet Sergeant Cadet Flight Sergeant
Once a cadet reaches the age of 18, they become a staff cadet; in recognition of there age and service. Once a cadet reaches this age, they can be recommended for promotion to Cadet Warrant Officer; the highest cadet rank in the Air Cadets.
Staff Cadet Non-Commisioned Officer (NCO) Ranks
Over 18 Cadet Staff Cadet Corporal Staff Cadet Sergeant
Staff Cadet Flight Sergeant Cadet Warrant Officer
Staff Non-Commisioned Officer (NCO) Ranks
Sergeant (ATC) Flight Sergeant (ATC) Warrant Officer (ATC)
Officer Cadet Pilot Officer Flying Officer Flight Lieutenant
Squadron Leader Wing Commander Group Captain Air Commodore