squadron leader


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

Examples of squadron leader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The squadron leader, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who would be killed in action later in the war, received the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for valor. Richard Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Dec. 2022 Johnson spent 22 years in the air force, retiring with the rank of squadron leader, and later worked as a teacher at hospitals for people with mental health problems. Arkansas Online, 9 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squadron leader was in 1919

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“Squadron leader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squadron%20leader. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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