Assistant Chief of the Air Staff

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The Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (ACAS) is a senior appointment in the Royal Air Force. The current ACAS is Air Vice Marshal Ian Gale.

The post was originally established circa February 1938, but without being made a member of the Air Council.[1]

The ACAS post was re-established in 1985 by eliminating the Vice Chief of the Air Staff and combining the Policy and Operations two star assistant chiefs. In 1992, ACAS became a member of the Air Force Board. The ACAS is responsible for "assisting the Chief of the Air Staff in generating a balanced and integrated Royal Air Force capability and for maintaining the fighting effectiveness and morale of the Service including the development of policy."[2] One of the many duties of the ACAS is to sit on the board of the Civil Aviation Authority as a non-executive member.[3]

Assistant Chiefs of the Air Staff from 1985[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrass, M. B. "Air Council Appointments: Assistant Chief of the Air Staff". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation.
  2. ^ "Air Command senior, as of September 2015". Ministry of Defence. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Senior Commanders: Assistant Chief of Air Staff (ACAS)". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Air Rank Appointments List". Royal Air Force. August 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Air Rank Appointments List". Royal Air Force. March 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Air Rank and Command Appointments List". Royal Air Force. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Senior Appointments". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Senior Appointments". raf.mod.uk. Royal Air Force. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Senior Appointments". raf.mod.uk. Royal Air Force. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.