wing commander

noun

Definition of wing commander

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

Examples of wing commander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Yeager also served as a wing commander in the Vietnam War, bringing his combat experience to a younger generation of fighter pilots. Rob Verger, Popular Science, 8 Dec. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020 Bacon, before turning to politics, was a career Air Force officer, rising to brigadier general and wing commander at Ramstein Air Base, in Germany, and Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska. David Mark, Washington Examiner, 4 Oct. 2020

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Wing commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wing%20commander. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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wing commander

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wing commander

: a high-ranking officer in the British air force

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