No. 675 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC

675 (The Rifles) Squadron, 6 Regiment Army Air Corps (675 Sqn) is a British Army Army Reserve groundcrew aviation support squadron. It is part of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps (6 Regt AAC). It is located in the city of Taunton, with a detachment currently in Yeovil in the county of Somerset.[1][2]

The Squadron was established on 1 April 2014 having previously been B Company, 6th Battalion, The Rifles, an Army Reserve infantry regiment, previously part of The Light Infantry,

Paired with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps (1 Regt AAC) at RNAS Yeovilton, the Squadron provides ground support, Communications specialists, logisticians, medics, chefs and administration staff to the Army's new AgustaWestland Wildcat helicopter Regt, 1 Reg AAC based at Yeovilton. It also has scope to support the Army's AgustaWestland Apache attack helicopter. All soldiers in the Squadron are trained in rigging and dealing with underslung loads which can be carried by a variety of aircraft including both AgustaWestland Merlin and Boeing Chinook.

The flight currently based at the Army Reserve Centre in Bishops Hull, Taunton also has a Flight based in the newly refurbished Army Reserve Centre in Yeovil.

References

  1. "6th Regiment Army Air Corps". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. "675 Squadron Army Air Corps". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
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