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SLAF History : The Winds of Change
The next step was the setting up of a Board of Management, under the Chairmanship of the Commander. The Board comprised the Chief of Staff and Heads of Branches at Air Force Headquarters (the former Principal Staff Officers, who were designated as Directors) with the Director of Administration functioning as Secretary to the Board. The Board met fortnightly. In order to monitor the activities of independent formations, the Commander met the COs once in 3 months.
     
The Directors in those early days handled the areas of Logistics, Aeronautical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Administration, Medical Services, Civil Engineering and Operations; later Planning, Welfare, Training, General Engineering and a revised Directorate of Operations amalgamating ground and air ops, were added on.

With the influx of aircraft and equipment to help the RCyAF deal with the insurgency, the Force was left with surplus men and machines surplus in the sense that the demands on the Force had greatly decreased as a result of the reduction in operational demands
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