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The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE)
1917 Experimental unit established at Martlesham for testing aircraft
1924 A&AE Establishment formed at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk; Harold Blackburn was base commander
1939 Moved to Boscombe Down
1950 Absorbed the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment
1956 Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment merged with A&AEE