RAF Patch AEF 6 Air Experience Flight Patch RAF Abingdon 1980s
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RAF Patch AEF 6 Air Experience Flight Patch RAF Abingdon 1980s

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RAF Patch 6 Air Experience Flight AEF Patch Chipmunk RAF Abingdon 1980s Embroidered on twill merrowed edge 88mm three and one half inches diameter.

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The RAFs formed 13 Air Experience Flights AEFs numbered from 1 to 13 at RAF Stations around the country in September 1958 equipped with Chipmunk T.10 trainers and with 5 AEF operating a single Beagle Husky XW635 from 1969 to 1989. The Flights are manned by volunteer current or former RAF service pilot as instructors to provide Air Training Corps and CCF RAF air cadets with powered flying experience and training.

In the mid-1990s Air Experience Flights were merged with co-located University Air Squadrons and the Chipmunks retired with the AEFs using the University Air Squadrons Bulldog T.1s. No. 13 AEF at RAF Aldergrove was disbanded in 1996 and in 1999 the Grob Tutor T.1 began to replace the Bulldogs.

No. 6 Air Experience Flight RAF was formed on 8 September 1958 at White Waltham Airfield moving to RAF Abingdon in 1973 and then to RAF Benson in 1992. The Flight became parented by London University Air Squadron on 26 November 1995 until ULAS relocated to RAF Wyton in 1999 when parenting was taken over by Oxford University Air Squadron. The AEF provides flying experience for cadets from Herts & Bucks Thames Valley Surrey Sussex London Middlesex and Kent ATC Wings and 43 Schools with CCF RAF contingents.

This patch dates from the 1980s.

 

 

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