His Royal Air Force
|His Royal Air Force|
Badge of His Royal Air Force
|Commander-in-Chief||M.H.R.A.F. John I|
|Chief of the Air Staff||Air Chief Marshal Julian Kostuik|
|Air sergeant major||Warrant officer Liam Munroe|
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 fewer enlisted members than His Royal Navy, since then, however, the air force is once again around half that of the other services.
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.
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.
|Marshal of His Royal Air Force||King John I||Commander-in-Chief|
|Air Chief Marshal||Julian Kostuik||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.
|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|
|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||Acting pilot officer|
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|
|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|