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 Gerry Mayhew.

The ACAS post was 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."[1] One of the many duties of the ACAS is to sit on the board of the Civil Aviation Authority as a non-executive member.[2]

Assistant chiefs of the air staff


  1. ^ "Air Command senior, as of September 2015". Ministry of Defence. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Senior Commanders: Assistant Chief of Air Staff (ACAS)". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Air Rank Appointments List". Royal Air Force. August 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Air Rank Appointments List". Royal Air Force. March 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Air Rank and Command Appointments List". Royal Air Force. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Senior Appointments". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Senior Appointments". Royal Air Force. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018. 

External links

  • Barrass, M. B. "Air Council Appointments: Assistant Chief of the Air Staff". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. 
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