Senior aircraftman (SAC) or senior aircraftwoman (SACW) is a rank in the Royal Air Force. It is the third lowest

SAC Insignia RAF

Senior aircraftman insignia.

rank, and is in the other rank class.

The rank is an OR-2 rank, along with leading aircraftman in the NATO rank code. Senior aircraftman ranks between leading aircraftman and corporal (lance corporal in the RAF regiment and senior aircraftman (technical) in technical trades). A senior aircraftman's insignia is a three-bladed propeller, with each of the propellers being equally spaced.



(From left) a senior aircraftman, a wing commander and a flight lieutenant

Senior aircraftman, a rank which is non-supervisory, was created on January 1st, 1951, at the time when leading aircraftman became an official rank.


Senior aircraftman is one of the four aircraftman ranks of the RAF. The others are aircraftman, leading aircraftman and senior aircraftman (technician).

Senior aircraftman is a non-supervisory rank and the third lowest rank in the RAF. It is used in technical trades of the RAF, the RAF regiment and the RAF in general.

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