Definition of flight lieutenant in English:

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flight lieutenant


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A rank of officer in the RAF, above flying officer and below squadron leader.
Example sentences
  • The group ranges in rank from sergeant to flight lieutenant and includes technical specialists, a military working dog handler and an air traffic control officer.
  • He was promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant in 1998 and started a RAAF undergraduate residency training at Nambour General Hospital in Queensland.
  • He served as a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force bomber command until 1947.
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