Left to right: Naval gorget patch, army insignia, air force insignia
|Service branch|| His Royal Navy|
His Royal Air Force
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Cadet, or Midshipman in His Royal Navy and Acting pilot officer, is a rank in the Baustralian Armed Forces given to military cadets in training to become commissioned officers. They do not hold commissions, therefore not entitled to a salute, and are referred to as Mr./Mrs./Miss. Smith by Petty officers/sergeants and above, and Sir/Ma'am for other ranks.
Cadets in His Royal Navy wear a junior naval officer style cap badge, except the anchor is replaced with the tri-service emblem. They wear a gorget patch on the collars. Cadets in the Baustralian Army wear a generic BAF cap badge and wear a 1.5-inch white band. Similarily, cadets in His Royal Air Force wear a generic BAF cap badge, a white band on the forage cap, and a 6mm band on the sleeve. All forage cap peaks are plain.
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Baustralian Armed Forces|
|NATO equivalent rank code||Student Officer||OF-1||OF-2||OF-3||OF-4||OF-5||OF-6
|His Royal Navy||Mid||SLt||Lt||LCdr||Cdr||Capt||Cdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm
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|His Royal Air Force||A/PO||PO||FO||FLt||SLdr||WCdr||Gp Capt||ACdre||AVM||AM||ACM||MHRAF|