9 Regiment Army Air Corps

9 Regiment Army Air Corps was a regiment of the Army Air Corps (AAC). It merged with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps in 2016 which is based at RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron).[1] In Apr 2018, 9 Regiment Army Air Corps was taken out of suspension and given as the name of the Battlefield Helicopter Wing of the re-shaped Defence Helicopter Flying School (RAF Shawbury) under the UK MFTS contract. 9 Regiment Army Air Corps is now a Tri-Service organisation under 22 Gp and comprises 670 Sqn AAC and 60 Sqn RAF. 9 Regt AAC conducts Advanced RW Training for Pilots and Crewmen who have completed Basic RW Training in the sister DHFS unit, 2 Maritime Air Wing (660 Sqn AAC, 705 NAS & 2O2 Sqn RAF).

9 Regiment Army Air Corps
ActiveNovember 1971 - December 1982
June 1989 – 2016
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army Air Corps
SizeRegiment
Garrison/HQDishforth Airfield
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldryThe Regimental emblem is the Army Air Corps Cap Badge with the Roman numeral 'IX' beneath.

History

  • HQ at Detmold | 655 & 669 Squadron | 1971-1976[2]
  • HQ at Detmold | 659 at Detmold | 669 at Detmold | 1977-1980[3]
  • HQ at Detmold | 659 at Detmold | 669 at Detmold | 1981-1982[4]
  • HQ at Detmold | 659 at Detmold | 669 at Detmold | 654 at Detmold 1986 - 1989
  • HQ at Dishforth | 1989-2016 [5]
  • Adv Wg of DHFS, RAF Shawbury | 2018-

2016 Structure

The regiment consisted of:

References

Citations

  1. http://www.forces.tv/27475526
  2. Watson 2005, p. 80.
  3. Watson 2005, p. 88.
  4. Watson 2005, p. 94.
  5. Watson 2005, p. 111.
  6. "659 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. "669 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. "672 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

Bibliography

  • 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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