As always you need a good barrack room lawyer.
The clause in KR&ACI for the Royal Air Force 1943 are:
3644 Rank on Retirement
1 A permanent officer, or temporary officer retained under special conditions to complete time for retired pay, on retirement from the RAF, with retired pay or gratuity, will be placed on the retired list in the substantive rank held by him at the time of retirement.
2 Subject to clause 3 an officer (regular or non regular) who served during the Great War, or the war commencing 3rd September 1939, may be permitted to retain on leaving the service any rank for which he is eligible under the regulations in force during those wars.
3 Retention of rank will be dependent upon the officer's services having been satifactory throughout his career, and the Air Council reserve the right to withold this privilege at their discretion.
3645 Acting Air Rank
An officer who has held a posting with the local or acting rank of air commodore or air vice-marshal, for three years, or who is retired for age while holding such a posting, may, at the discretion of the Air Council, be granted, on retirement, the honorary rank of air commodore or air vice-marshal respectively.
An officer who resigns his commission will not retain any air force rank, except by permission of the Air Council under directions which H.M. the King may be pleased to give. It will be competent for the Air Council to give or withold this privilege.
3648 Withdrawal of Permission
It will be competent for the Air Council, at their descretion, to cancel any permission which may have been given to an officer to retain rank should any misconduct on his part subsequent to leaving the service be brought to their notice.
So.. all up to the Air Council... normally if you do the time and put up no blacks you can have the rank but resign or do anything to draw attention to "conduct un-becoming" then bye bye retired rank.
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