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No. 12 Air Experience Flight RAF
Grob G 115E EA-3.JPG
Grob Tutor aircraft similar to that flown by 12 AEF
Active 8 September 1958 - Present
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Allegiance  Royal Air Force
Branch Air Cadet Organisation
Role Training
Garrison/HQ RAF Leuchars
Aircraft flown
Trainer Grob Tutor

No. 12 Air Experience Flight (AEF) is an Air Experience Flight run by the Air Cadet Organisation of the Royal Air Force.

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]

DH Chipmunk T.10 of 12 AEF wearing the units marking on its forward fuselage at its RAF Turnhouse base in 1967

12 AEF was formed on 8 September 1958 at RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, equipped with Chipmunk T.10 aircraft.[1] 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.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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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