(FLT LT ??) Carreer officers serving as pilots were, therefore, give two ranks, their normal naval rank and a flying rank. Used within the N.A.S. when apppointed to flying duties. Thus a substantive Lieutenant RN could be appointed flying duties as Flight Lieutenant, Flight Commander, Sqdn Commander or Wing Commander. Richard Bell Davies rose rapidly through the ranks and was a Wing Commander RNAS in 1916. Later Vice Admiral VC,CB,DSO,AFC.