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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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During WWII, fighter pilots could hold an NCO rank and was not required to be an officer, I am specifically talking about the British Air Force.

Today you need to be an Officer to fly.

My question, when did this change..??

Thanks in Advance

Steve

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The short answer?  The RAF started phasing out enlisted pilots in 1950.  They were either directly commissioned or were appointed warrant officers.

The British Army, on the other hand, has non-commissioned pilots.

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