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Did you know that RAF Leuchars is the oldest continually operating military air base in the world? Its roots predate the Royal Air Force and even the Royal Flying Corps Leuchars was first used for aviation by Royal Engineers personnel operating balloons in 1911, the RFC came into being the following year. The airfield at Leuchars was begun in 1916.

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