based at the Department of Engineering Science, University of
Oxford, the Engineering Science Aviation Group (ESAG) was founded
by Phil Webb in early 1992 and initially consisted solely of Engineering
Department technicians. From here the group grew with a membership
from a wide cross-section of both age and background but who all
shared a passion for aviation and in particular military aviation.
has, almost since conception, been actively raising funds for
RAF-related charities and RAF Squadrons/Units as a token of our
thanks for the many station and squadron visits we have been afforded
over the years. 1996 saw the Group embark on a more focused fundraising
programme which involved us producing our own merchandise which
we sold at a number of venues including airshows and RAF Families'
Days. Some of the items were a little dubious to say the least
such as BLU36 Area Denial Practice Bombs and 5kg Smoke & Flash
Bombs, a bit trickier to get away with nowadays!!
now concentrates purely on producing Personal RAF History Prints,
Laminated Squadron Coasters and Framed AIrcraft Prints. To date
we have raised in the region of £27.5k.
are very proud and privileged to be affiliated with101 Squadron
for a number of years and continue to support the Squadron whenever
and however we can.