List of Army Air Corps aircraft units (United Kingdom)

This is a list of British Army Army Air Corps aircraft units.

Wings

Regiments

Former regiments

Squadrons

Current squadrons

AACAircraftUnitNotes
651 Squadron AACBritten-Norman Defender5 Regiment
652 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Wildcat AH.11 Regiment
653 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH1AH ForceConversion To Role
656 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH14 Regiment
658 Squadron AACEurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin II
Westland Gazelle AH1
Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
659 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Wildcat AH.11 Regiment
660 Squadron AACEurocopter Squirrel HT.1Defence Helicopter Flying SchoolTraining
661 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Wildcat AH.11 Regiment
662 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH13 Regiment
663 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH13 Regiment
664 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH14 Regiment
665 Squadron AACWestland Gazelle AH15 Regiment
667 (D&T) Squadron AACDevelopment and TrialsHQ AAC
668 (Trg) Squadron AACn/a2 (Trg) RegimentTraining
670 Squadron AAC7 (Trg) RegimentTraining
671 Squadron AACWestland Lynx AH7
Westland Gazelle AH1
Bell 212
7 (Trg) RegimentTraining
673 Squadron AACAgustaWestland Apache AH17 (Trg) RegimentTraining
674 Squadron AACGrob TutorElementary Flying Training SchoolTraining
675 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC6 RegimentGroundcrew
676 Squadron AACn/a2 (Trg) RegimentTraining
677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron AAC6 RegimentGroundcrew
678 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC6 RegimentGroundcrew
679 (The Duke of Connaught's) Squadron AAC6 RegimentGroundcrew

Former squadrons

SquadronDisbandment dateLast locationLast regimentLast aircraftNotes
657 SquadronRAF OdihamWestland Lynx AH9aJoint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
660 SquadronShek Kong, Hong Kong
654 SquadronJuly 2014[1]
655 Squadronrenamed to 675 Squadron.
655 Squadron2008JHC Flying Station Aldergrove5 RegtLynx AH.7Subsequently reformed.
655 Squadron2017Various5 RegtIslander
666 Squadron
669 Squadron31 July 2016Dishforth Airfield9 RegtLynx AH.9A
672 Squadron31 July 2016Dishforth Airfield9 RegtLynx AH.9A

Flights

Current flights

FlightFounded atFounded onEquipmentCurrent
Location
Notes
7 FlightMalaya1957Bell 212British Forces
Brunei
Formerly No. 7 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1907 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
25 FlightBelize1987Bell 212AAC Middle Wallop,
UK
Part of 671 Squadron
29 (BATUS)
Flight
Suffield,
Canada
1972Westland Gazelle AH.1
British Army Training
Unit Suffield,
Canada

Former flights

FlightFounded
at
Founded
on
Disbanded
at
Disbanded
on
Notes
1 FlightHobart Barracks, Detmold1957JHCFS Aldergrove2008Formerly No. 1 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1901 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
2 Flight1957Netheravon1983Formerly No. 2 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1902 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
3 Flight1958RAF Leuchars2009Formerly No. 3 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1903 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
4 FlightFormerly No. 4 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1904 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
5 FlightFormerly No. 5 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1905 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
6 Flight1993RAF Shawbury2009Formerly No. 6 Independent/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1906 (Helicopter) Flight RAF)[2]
8 FlightAsia1 September 1957Stirling Lines1 September 2013Formerly No. 8 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1908 Independent Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
9 Flight1968Formerly No. 9 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1909 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
10 FlightFormerly No. 10 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1910 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
11 Flight1957Formerly No. 11 Reconnaissance/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1911 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
12 Flight1958Elmpt Station2009Formerly No. 12 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1912 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
13 Flight1961Formerly No. 13 Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1913 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
14 Flight1957Formerly No. 14 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1914 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
15 Flight1959Formerly No. 15 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1915 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
16 Flight1961Dhekelia, Cyprus1998
17 Flight
18 Flight1969BAOR.[4]
20 FlightFormerly No. 20 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1900 Independent Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
21 Flight19611967
22 Flight1962
23 Flight1969
24 FlightBAOR
26 Flight
27 FlightBAOR
132 Flight19661974
'C' Flight(Seria, Brunei)
UNFICYP
Flight
AAC
Cyprus27 March
1964
Cyprus30 September
1994
(Nicosia Airport, Cyprus)

References

Citations

Bibliography

  • Lake, A (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.
  • 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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