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Old 18th Apr 2010, 10:51
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Manandboy
 
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Closure date of 1 AEF Manston

Coff,

Don't know where the confusion has come from, but no doubt that 1 AEF Manston closed in 96. I was in MOD at the time and started flying at Manston on 8 Aug 95. Between then and 31 Mar 96 I flew just over 35 hours. After that I moved to 10 AEF at Woodvale and converted (for the first time) to the Bulldog - flew cadets there until being posted back to a flying job in 97.

If I had to trust my failing memory I might be doubtful about the year, but the logbook dates tie in with what's left of the synapses, so I'm confident of dates.
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