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An RAF air vice-marshal's sleeve/shoulder insignia

Air vice-marshal (AVM) is a two-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The rank is also used by the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence and it is sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. Air vice-marshals may be addressed generically as "air marshal".<ref>http://www.debretts.com/forms-address/professions/armed-forces/royal-air-force/air-chief-marshal-air-marshal-and-air-vice</ref>

The equivalent rank in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Women's Royal Air Force (until 1968) and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (until 1980) was "air chief commandant".


Air vice-marshal sections
Intro  Seniority  Origins  RAF insignia, command flag and star plate  Other air forces   See also   References  

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