Air Officer Commanding (AOC) is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, an air vice marshal might be the AOC 38 Group. The equivalent term for army officers is General Officer Commanding (GOC) from where the air force term was derived.
An air officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C).
... Sinclair joined the Royal Air Force as a cadet at the RAF College in 1926 ... He served in World War II and was appointed Officer Commanding No ... continued his war service as Senior Air Staff Officer at No ...
... He was promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal in 1944 and Air Vice-Marshal in 1947 ... Between 1945 and 1948 he held the position of Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Fighter Command ... Commands held during the Second World War 1940 Officer Commanding, RAF Northolt 1941 Officer Commanding, RAF North Weald 1941 Group Captain – Operations, HQ No ...
... Commandant Air Cadets is the title given to the Royal Air Force officer who is responsible for running the Air Cadet Organisation, embracing the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the RAF Sections of ... The current Commandant Air Cadets is Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty ... ATC, the appointment is now held by an RAF Air Commodore and is based at Headquarters Air Cadets (HQAC) at the RAF Cranwell ...
... Air Marshal Zia has held command positions with most of the air squadrons of the Bangladesh Air Force ... Ziaur Rahman also held a range of staff command positions including Air Officer Commanding, Paharkanchanpur, Air Officer Commanding, Bashar and Air Officer Commanding ... He also served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations Training) at air headquarters prior to the Chief of Air Staff ...
... The title Air Officer Commanding (AOC) also exists in Pakistan Air Force ... formation or command, who is of the rank Air Vice Marshal or above ... Like AOC PAF Academy AOC Northern Air Command AOC Air Defence Command ...
Famous quotes containing the words commanding, air and/or officer:
“It has never occurred to me to wish for empire or royalty, nor for the eminence of those high and commanding fortunes. My aim lies not in that direction; I love myself too well.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns.”
—Joseph Conrad (18571924)
“I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
How can I turn from Africa and live?”
—Derek Walcott (b. 1930)