group captain


Definition of group captain

: a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a colonel in the army

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Some of the aerial footage was even taken by live cameraman in the aircraft, like renowned pilot Leonard Cheshire, the youngest group captain in the Royal Air Force at the time. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "What’s the Most Accurate D-Day Movie? Here’s What 3 Movies Got Right—and Wrong," 5 June 2019 Our Friday group captain Tom Shillue and Ed Henry coming up next. Fox News, "Scaramucci on Trump's Supreme Court pick, WH staff rumors," 30 June 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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