Air Council (or Air Force Council) was the governing body of the Royal Air Force until the merger of the Air Ministry with the other armed forces ministries to form the Ministry of Defence in 1964. It was succeeded by the Air Force Board.
The Air Council was made up of several posts, the names of which changed over time. These included:
- President - Secretary of State for Air
- Vice-President - Under-Secretary of State for Air
- Chief of the Air Staff
- Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (1930-1968) -also Director of Operations and Intelligence (mid 1920s-1938)
- Air Member for Research and Development, renamed Air Member for Development and Production
- Vice Chief of the Air Staff
- Air Member for Training
- Air Member for Technical Services (1947-1951)
- Inspector General of the RAF
- Controller of Research and Development - from the Ministry of Air Production (MAP)
- Master-General of Personnel
- Director-General of Aircraft Production and Research, renamed Director-General of Supply and Research, renamed Air Member for Supply and Research
- Air Member for Supply and Organisation.