USAF Patch Airlift USAFE c 627 MASS Support Sqn RAF Mildenhall d
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USAF Patch Airlift USAFE c 627 MASS Support Sqn RAF Mildenhall d

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USAF Patch USAFE 627 MASS Military Airlift Support Squadron MAC RAF Mildenhall 1970s Subdued Fully embroidered cut edge 91mm by 85mm three and nine sixteenth inches by three and three eighth inches.

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History 

 

Military Air Transport Service MATS was redesignated Military Airlift Command MAC on 1 January 1966 and organised on 8 January 1966 following the US Navys withdrawal of its components from MATS. Military Airlift Command MAC provided long range strategic airlift from the United States to air transshipment facilities worldwide operated by Military Airlift Support Squadrons MASS.  

627 Military Airlift Support Squadron MASS was activated at RAF Mildenhall on 8 January 1966 assigned to the 322 Airlift division to operate the strategic transshipment facilities at RAF Mildenhall with fixed and deployed maintenance aerial port and command and control support assets. The Squadron received and loaded and unloaded cargo airlifted equipment and personnel for USAFE and United States Army Europe USAREUR forces in the United Kingdom. 627 MASS comprised three flights Operations Flight Port Operations Flight and Maintenance Flight. Operations Flight operated the MAC Control Center providing prompt command and control over all MAC traffic transiting RAF Mildenhall. Port Operations Flight provide a full range of air terminal and ground handling services loading passengers and cargo on a wide range of both military and civilian aircraft. Maintenance Flight provides enroute maintenance for MAC aircraft. 

627 MASS was redesignated 627 Airlift Support Squadron on 15 September 1978. 627 Airlift Support Squadron was redesignated 627 Air Mobility Support Squadron on 1 June 1992 and was reassigned to 608 Airlift Support Group at the same time when MAC was inactivated and its personnel and equipment were reassigned to the new Air Mobility Command. 608 ASG was redesignated 621 Air Mobility Support Group on 1 July 1994. 

627 Air Mobility Support Squadron was redesignated 727 Air Mobility Squadron AMS on 15 March 2001 with 621 AMSG redesignated as 721 Air Mobility Operations Group.  

 

This patch dates from the 1970s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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