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 Definition The United Kingdom's national weather service and an executive agency of the United Kingom's Ministry of Defence. [d] [e]

Wikipedia has an article of the same name

The WP article was completely revised, re-written and re-formatted before uploading here into CZ. Milton Beychok 20:56, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

RAF rankings

Good stuff. This may be hearsay, but apparently BBC weather forecasters hold ranks equivalent to RAF officers. I find it hard to believe that this is literally true (I don't think anyone was supposed to salute Michael Fish) but a note on the truth of it might find a place somewhere. John Stephenson 09:04, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

It may or not be relevant to your question, but in the the US Air Force, and also Navy, qualified meteorologists are officers. Traditionally, the Navy called them aerographers. Francis Reichelderfer was head of Navy aerography and founded the civilan National Weather Service on his retirement. For that matter, the Air Force and United States Special Operations Command has Special operations weather specialists, who figuratively, and perhaps literally, have a ceiling height measurement device in one hand while firing a rifle with the other. --Howard C. Berkowitz 09:41, 14 October 2010 (UTC)