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There must still be someone around that was associated with A&AEE, so if you do please tell us about your experiences and perhaps share a photo or three.

To generalise Martlesham Heath has a fantastic history going right back to the days of The Royal Flying Corps [RFC] and prior to this A&AEE was associated with Orfordness [perhaps we can incorporate that piece of history in to this forum later]

The RFC base at Upavon ceased with the A&AEE in 1917 when it moved to Martlesham but I believe there is now in place at Upavon, Listed Buildings that may still have a connection, I shall have to check that one out.

The Marine equivalent to A&AEE existed at Felixstowe [again hopefully this can be incorporated later into these pages], I do have a connection with Flying Boats Sunderland MKV's at Seletar, Singapore and have many photos of these.

I have a looser connection with A&AEE at Boscombe Down as on occasion we had the chance of 'turning their kites' around at such places down route at RAF El Adem [Libya] and RAF Negombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka] 

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It was also affectionately known as  A squared  E Squared.

This was a new one to me but mentioned in the Unveiling speech by The Air Warfare Centre Boscombe Down’s Chief Engineer, Group Captain Mike Quigley, who is now a Vice president of the MHAS.


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Yes Tarkey I recall Mike calling it that and I hadn't heard that expression for many a year! smile.gif

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