Air Council

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Air Council
United Kingdom
Agency overview
Formed 1918
Preceding agency
Dissolved 1964
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Government of the United Kingdom
Headquarters Whitehall
Parent agency Air Ministry, Ministry of Defence

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 in session at Adastral House, London, during World War II

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

See also[edit]


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

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