1 Regiment Army Air Corps

1 Regiment Army Air Corps is a regiment of the Army Air Corps (AAC).

1 Regiment Army Air Corps
1st Division Aviation (1964-69)
Active1964 – present.
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
SizeRegiment
Part ofArmy Air Corps
BaseRNAS Yeovilton
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldryThe Regimental emblem is the Army Air Corps Cap Badge with the Roman numeral 'I' beneath.

History

  • Detmold | 9, 17 & 26 Flights | 1964-1969[1]
  • Detmold | 651, 657 & 658 Squadrons | 1969-1971[1]
  • HQ at Detmold | 651 at Verden, 657 at Soltau & 658 Squadron at Minden | 1971-1976[2]
  • Hildesheim | 651 & 661 | 1977-1980[3]
  • Hildesheim | 651 & 661 | 1981-1983[4]
  • Hildesheim | 651, 652 & 661 | 1983-1990[5]
  • Hildesheim | 651, 652 & 661 | 1990-1994[6]
  • Gutersloh | 1994-[7]

Until 1993[8] the regiment was based at Tofrek Barracks with 651 & 652 Squadrons using a mix of Westland Lynxs and Westland Gazelles.[9]Previously, RHQ was located at Verden along with 651 Sqn AAC whilst 658 Sqn AAC was located at St Georges Barracks in Minden.

Structure

The regiment consists of:

References

Citations

  1. Watson 2005, p. 67.
  2. Watson 2005, p. 81.
  3. Watson 2005, p. 88.
  4. Watson 2005, p. 95.
  5. Watson 2005, p. 105.
  6. Watson 2005, p. 115.
  7. Watson 2005, p. 137.
  8. "Tofrek Barracks". BAOR Locations. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. Marshall 1990, p. 15.
  10. "652 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  11. "659 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  12. "661 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

Bibliography

  • Marshall, C (1990). The World's Great Military Helicopters. New York City: Gallery Books. ISBN 0-8317-9679-0.
  • Watson, G; Rinaldi, R (2005). The British Army in Germany: An Organizational History 1947-2004. Tiger Lily Publications. ISBN 0-9720296-9-9.
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