Air Council

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Air Council
United Kingdom
Agency overview
Preceding agency
Superseding department
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom
Parent agencyAir Ministry
The Air Council meeting in 1940 at the Air Ministry

Air Council or Air Force Council was the executive governing body of the Air Ministry that controlled and directed the Royal Air Force. In April 1964 the Air Council, and Air Ministry were unified into the Ministry of Defence along with the Department of Admiralty and War Office, where it became the Air Force Board of the Air Force Department now a non cabinet level ministerial service department.

Members of the council

The Air Council was made up of several posts, the names of which changed over time. These included:

See also


  1. Barrass, M. B. "Air Boards pre Air Ministry, The evolution of an Air Ministry". M B Barrass, 2001– 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2017.