In may, 1950, Jordan government proposed to established a small air force, limited in shape and size to a training flight, plus a small Air Observation Post (A.O.P) squadron to consist of six Austers with photographic capability.
It was intended that the existing communications flight would be absorbed into the new force, to be known as the Arab Legion Air Force (A.L.A.F.), the future functions of which were to be in the roles of communications, A.O.P., fighter reconnaissance, and air intelligence using photography. It was understood that the costs of the aircrafts were to be met by locally raised raised finance, partially by public voluntary subscriptions.
King Hussein recognized the vital need for an adequate air support and decided to expand and acquire fighter jet aircraft.On September 25th 1955, the (ALAF) was renamed the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).
(last updated: 27-May-2002)
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