His Royal Air Force

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His Royal Air Force
Badge of the Air Command.svg
Badge of His Royal Air Force
Founded
  • 2 July 2017 – 27 November 2018
  • 12 May 2019 – 11 June 2019
  • 9 November 2019 –
Country  Baustralian Empire
Allegiance Royal Standard of Baustralia.svg John I
Type Air Force
Air Board
Commander-in-Chief Royal Standard of Baustralia.svg M.H.R.A.F. John I
Chief of the Air Staff Command pennant of an OF-9 in Baustralia.svg Air Chief Marshal Julian Kostuik
Air sergeant major Warrant officer Liam Munroe
Insignia
Ceremonial flag Flag of the Air Command.svg

His Royal Air Force was the aerial warfare branch of the Baustralian Armed Forces, responsible for the protection of the airspace of Baustralia. HRAF has always been the weakest force, and is junior to the Baustralian Army, and is the reason it was formed three times. Under the leadership of ACM Kostuik, HRAF has boosted in recruitment, having only 5 less enlisted members than His Royal Navy.

History

Formed on 2 July 2017 by John I and Caleb Arthur, now Lord Carleton, the first unit was the 1 Squadron, and is the only unit surviving today. On 27 November 2018, it was merged with His Royal Army to form the Air Command of the Baustralian Army for reasons of lack of staff. The Chief of the Air Staff became subordinate to the Chief of the General Staff and would have been ranked as an Air Marshal, had the CAS not also been the Chief of the Defence Staff. It separated again on 12 May 2019. Reverting to the previous system and structure as HRAF before. The number of HRAF members dropped again, and was dissolved on 11 June 2019 with the final mustering of the Lord Carleton to His Royal Flying Corps, and was considered in abeyance. On 8 November 2019, it was formed again. On 20 Febuary 2020, Julian Kostuik was appointed to succeed Lord Carleton as Chief of the Air Staff and was promoted to Air Chief Marshal.

Structure

HRAF is commanded titularly by the Commander in Chief, John I, and professionally by the Chief of the Air Staff, a position held by General Air Marshal.

Rank Name Position
Marshal of His Royal Air Force King John I Commander-in-Chief
Air Chief Marshal Julian Kostuik Chief of the Air Staff
Air Marshal Felkin Parker, 1st Duke of London Deputy Chief of the Air Staff
Group Captain Charles Burgardt Provost Marshal (HRAF)
Warrant officer Liam Munroe Air sergeant major

Ranks, classifications, and insignia

HRAF ranks, classifications, and insignia form part of the uniform of HRAF. The uniforms are based on the uniforms of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The naming scheme of the Royal Air Force is used. Rank insignia is similar to the Canadian design, using the Baustralian crown, and placing the baton and scimitar below the stars.

For officers:

NATO equiv. code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Baustralia
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Baustralia HRAF OF-10 (Collected).svg Baustralia HRAF OF-9 (Collected).svg Baustralia HRAF OF-8 (Collected).svg Baustralia HRAF OF-7 (Collected).svg Baustralia HRAF OF-6 (Collected).svg Baustralia HRAF OF-5.svg Baustralia HRAF OF-4.svg Baustralia HRAF OF-3.svg Baustralia HRAF OF-2.svg Baustralia HRAF OF-1B.svg Baustralia HRAF OF-1A.svg Baustralia HRAF OF(D).svg No equivalent
Marshal of His Royal Air Force Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer Cadet

For air force other ranks, the British scheme is used, while the warrant officer ranks use the royal coat of arms of Baustralia. The Baustralian Crown is used for Flight sergeants. Aircrew members use a gold eagle above the insignia, and under the crown for flight sergeants.

For enlisted personnel:

NATO equiv. Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Baustralia
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Baustralia HRAF OR-9.svg No equivalent
Baustralia HRAF OR-7.svg Baustralia HRAF OR-6.svg No equivalent
Baustralia HRAF OR-4.svg Baustralia HRAF OR-3.svg Baustralia HRAF OR-2.svg
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Sergeant Senior aircraftman/woman Leading aircraftman/woman Aircraftman/woman
Aircrew Master aircrew Flight sergeant aircrew Sergeant aircrew Senior aircrew Leading aircrew Aircrew