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Role: Training
Status: Current
Based at: TEK Base
Aircraft:

68 Air School

"Servimus Scientia" (Service Through Knowledge)
About this Squadron

This unit is responsible for technical aviation training in the SAAF.

68 Air School originated in 1936 as the School for Technical Training at Voortrekkerhoogte when the first students of the Special Service Battalion were transferred to the South African Air Force. The name  was changed to 68 Air School on 20 November 1940.

As the first premises at Voortrekkerhoogte became too small, the buildings at the present site were occupied on 6 October 1942. The Air Force Gymnasium moved to its present site at Valhalla. 64 Air School moved from Waterkloof to 68 Air School in 1959 and the Radio/Radar and Telecom sections became part of the Unit.

 The name 68 Air School was again changed to School for Technical Training on 1 October 1962. The emblem of the Unit was changed by the addition of an eagle at the top.

A meteorological section was established for the training of National Servicemen in 1964, but was disbanded in 1984.

On 4 November 1986, the name "School for Technical Training" changed to "School for Logistics Training" due to the inclusion of the Provision Training School. Training at SLT therefore entailed the entire logistical spectrum. The Unit obtained a new emblem on 5 January 1987 to portray the Technical- and Provision Training.

The name of the School changed from School for Logistic Training to 68 Air School again 1 April 1999.

 



Other Squadrons based at TEK Base:
502 Squadron

Other Current Squadrons:
1 Air Servicing Unit, 10 Air Depot, 10 Squadron, 101 Squadron, 102 Squadron, 104 Squadron, 105 Squadron, 106 Squadron, 107 Squadron, 108 Squadron, 110 Squadron, 111 Squadron, 140 Squadron, 142 Squadron, 15 Squadron, 15 Squadron - 'C' Flight, 16 Squadron, 17 Squadron, 18 Deployment Support Unit, 19 Squadron, 2 Air Servicing Unit, 2 Squadron, 21 Squadron, 22 Squadron, 28 Squadron, 3 Air Servicing Unit, 35 Squadron, 41 Squadron, 44 Squadron, 5 Air Servicing Unit, 500 Squadron, 501 Squadron, 502 Squadron, 503 Squadron, 504 Squadron, 505 Squadron, 506 Squadron, 508 Squadron, 514 Squadron, 515 Squadron, 516 Squadron, 525 Squadron, 526 Squadron, 6 Air Servicing Unit, 60 Squadron, 80 Air Navigation School, 85 Combat Flying School, 87 Helicopter Flying School, 92 Tactical Airfield Unit, Air Force Command and Control School, Air Force Gymnasium, Air Publications Service Centre, Airspace Control Unit, Bushveld Airspace Control Sector, Central Flying School, Central Photographic Institute, Combined Auction Centre, Command and Control School, Electronic Warfare Centre, Ellisras Reporting Post, Fire Training School, Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, Lowveld Airspace Control Sector, Mobile Communications Unit, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 43, Rapid Deployment Air Operations Team 46, SA Air Force College, SAAF Band, SAAF Museum Historic Flight, SAAF Police, SAAF Telecommunications Centre, School of Cookery, Test Flight and Development Centre