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    Default A.LE Test or A.LE flight

    I have a Squadron Flight Authorisation Book, and on 7th August 1943 a crew makes two test flights, both completed, which are recorded as 'To Fulbeck, Low Level and Return. A.LE Test.' and ' To Fulbeck and Return + A.LE Test.'

    Each flight was 30 minutes long, and took place between 15.15 and 15.45, and 16.30 and 17.00 respectively. Can anyone tell me what 'A.LE' stands for?

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    Landing Equipment?

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    ... Breathalyser?

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    Aircraft Leading Edge?

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    Was Fulbeck area an airborne forces base, the airfield was used for Market garden later. Perhaps the A is airborne L landing E?
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    Possibly an A & E [Airframe & Engine?] test?

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    Thanks for the suggestions chaps, although we dont seem to be any closer. I have a gunners log from the crew and it just notes it was a low-level cross country.

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