|No. 12 Air Experience Flight RAF|
Grob Tutor aircraft similar to that flown by 12 AEF
|Active||8 September 1958 - Present|
|Allegiance||Royal Air Force|
|Branch||Air Cadet Organisation|
Operational role[edit | edit source]
12 AEFs role is the teaching of basic flying to cadets of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) units forming part of the Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee ATC Wings and CCF from the East of Scotland. It currently flies Grob Tutor T1 trainer aircraft, which it shares with East of Scotland Universities' Air Squadron.
History[edit | edit source]
12 AEF was formed on 8 September 1958 at RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, equipped with Chipmunk T.10 aircraft. On 1 April 1996, the unit moved its operational base to RAF Leuchars, where it became parented by East Lowlands Universities Air Squadron and retired its Chipmunks in favour of sharing ELUAS's Bulldog T.1 aircraft.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Sturtivant, 1997, p. 53
- Sturtivant, R.C. (1997). Royal Air Force Flying Training and Support Units. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-252-1.
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