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Wing Commander (rank): Quiz


Question 1: The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) used the rank until the unification of the ________ (CF) in 1968, when Army-type rank titles were adopted.
Cadet Instructors CadreLand Force Western AreaLand Force Central AreaCanadian Forces

Question 2: The one exception to this is the commander of the 59th Medical Wing (Wilford Hall Medical Center) who is customarily a ________.
Military rankBrigadier GeneralMajor GeneralBrigadier

Question 3: The equivalent rank in the ________ (until 1995) was Observer Commander which had a similar rank insignia.
RAF Fighter CommandHugh Dowding, 1st Baron DowdingNo. 11 Group RAFRoyal Observer Corps

Question 4: Roly Falk, test pilot on the maiden flight of the ________.
Avro LancasterAvro VulcanAvro ManchesterAvro Lincoln

Question 5: It has a NATO ranking code of OF-4, and is equivalent to a Commander in the Royal Navy or a Lieutenant-Colonel in the ________ or the Royal Marines.
Territorial Army (United Kingdom)Royal Military PoliceBritish Armed ForcesBritish Army

Question 6: The rank of Wing Commander is also used in a number of the air forces in the Commonwealth, including the ________, Ghana Air Force, Nigerian Air Force, Indian Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Sri Lankan Air Force.
Bangladesh Air ForceBangladesh Liberation WarBangladesh ArmyA. K. Khandker

Question 7: An ________ wing commander's sleeve/shoulder insignia
Royal Australian Air ForceAustralian Defence ForceAirfield Defence GuardsRoyal Australian Air Force VIP aircraft

Question 8: It is also used in the ________, Hellenic Air Force, Royal Air Force of Oman and the Royal Thai Air Force.
C-47 SkytrainEgyptian Air ForceMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21Israeli Air Force

Question 9: In the ________, a Wing Commander is the Officer Commanding of a Wing.
Combined Cadet ForceAir Training CorpsWarrant OfficerCorporal

Question 10: In the ________ (USAF) wing commander is a duty title, not a rank.
Air Force Reserve CommandCivil Air PatrolAir National GuardUnited States Air Force


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