Squadron Leader

Squadron leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF and IAF; SQNLDR in the RAAF and RNZAF, formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence. It is also sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. In these cases a squadron leader ranks above flight lieutenant and immediately below wing commander.

It has a NATO ranking code of OF-3, equivalent to a lieutenant-commander in the Royal Navy or a major in the British Army or the Royal Marines.

The equivalent rank in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) (until 1968) and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) (until 1980) was squadron officer.

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Squadron Leader - Fiction
... often as the title andor callsign of the leader of a starfighter squadron, irrespective of rank (similar to the aforementioned RAC usage see flight leader), and usually with ... red leader for the commander of Red Squadron, and infrequently as an actual rank ...
Cathcart Wight-Boycott - Service History - Royal Air Force
219 Squadron RAF ... In July 1941 he was promoted again to Acting Squadron Leader and appointed as flight commander of ‘B’ flight ... In September 1942 his rank of Squadron Leader having been made substantive he was promoted to Acting Wing Commander and posted to RAF West Malling as Officer Commanding No ...
Mosquito Squadron - Cast
... Actor Role David McCallum Squadron Leader Quint Monroe, RCAF Suzanne Neve Beth Scott Charles Gray Air Commodore Hufford, RAF David Buck Squadron Leader David ("Scotty") Scott, RAF David ...
Bunny Currant - Honours and Awards
605 Squadron ... He has lead his flight, and occasions his squadron, with great success, and shows a sound knowledge of tactics against the enemy. 7 July 1942 - Distinguished Service Order - Acting Squadron Leader Christopher Frederick Currant, D.F.C ...
Muhammad Mahmood Alam - Service With The Pakistan Air Force - Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
... follows 6 September 1965, 1× Hawker Hunter Squadron Leader Ajit Kumar Rawlley, No. 7 September 1965, 5× Hawker Hunters Squadron Leader Onkar Nath Kacker, No. 27 Sqn, POW Squadron Leader A B Devayya, No ...

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    Well gentlemen, this is it. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Tonight your target is Tokyo. And you’re gonna play ‘em the Star Spangled Banner with two-ton bombs. All you’ve got to do is to remember what you’ve learned and follow your squadron leaders. They’ll get you in, and they’ll get you out. Any questions? All right that’s all. Good luck to you. Give ‘em hell.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)