List of Army Air Corps aircraft units (United Kingdom)

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

Wings[edit]

Regiments[edit]

Former regiments

Squadrons[edit]

Current squadrons[edit]

AAC Aircraft Unit Notes
651 Squadron AAC Britten-Norman Defender 5 Regiment
652 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
653 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH1 3 Regiment Conversion To Role
656 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH1 4 Regiment
658 Squadron AAC Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin II
Westland Gazelle AH1
Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
659 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
660 Squadron AAC Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1 Defence Helicopter Flying School Training
661 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
662 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH1 3 Regiment
663 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH1 3 Regiment
664 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH1 4 Regiment
665 Squadron AAC Westland Gazelle AH1 5 Regiment
667 (D&T) Squadron AAC Development and Trials HQ AAC
668 (Trg) Squadron AAC n/a 2 (Trg) Regiment Training
670 Squadron AAC 7 (Trg) Regiment Training
671 Squadron AAC Westland Lynx AH7
Westland Gazelle AH1
Bell 212
7 (Trg) Regiment Training
674 Squadron AAC Grob Tutor Elementary Flying Training School Training
675 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC 6 Regiment Groundcrew
676 Squadron AAC n/a 2 (Trg) Regiment Training
677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron AAC 6 Regiment Groundcrew
678 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC 6 Regiment Groundcrew
679 (The Duke of Connaught's) Squadron AAC 6 Regiment Groundcrew

Former squadrons[edit]

Squadron Disbandment date Last location Last regiment Last aircraft Notes
657 Squadron RAF Odiham Westland Lynx AH9a Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
660 Squadron Shek Kong, Hong Kong
654 Squadron July 2014 [1]
655 Squadron renamed to 675 Squadron.
655 Squadron 2008 JHC Flying Station Aldergrove 5 Regt Lynx AH.7 Subsequently reformed.
655 Squadron 2017 Various 5 Regt Islander
666 Squadron
669 Squadron 31 July 2016 Dishforth Airfield 9 Regt Lynx AH.9A
672 Squadron 31 July 2016 Dishforth Airfield 9 Regt Lynx AH.9A
673 Squadron 1 August 2009 Middle Wallop 7 Regt Apache AH.1 now the Army Aviation Centre

Flights[edit]

Current flights[edit]

Flight Founded at Founded on Equipment Current
Location
Notes
7 Flight Malaya 1957 Bell 212 British Forces
Brunei
Formerly No. 7 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1907 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
25 Flight Belize 1987 Bell 212 AAC Middle Wallop,
UK
Part of 671 Squadron
29 (BATUS)
Flight
Suffield,
Canada
1972 Westland Gazelle AH.1
British Army Training
Unit Suffield,
Canada

Former flights[edit]

Flight Founded
at
Founded
on
Disbanded
at
Disbanded
on
Notes
1 Flight Hobart Barracks, Detmold 1957 JHCFS Aldergrove 2008 Formerly No. 1 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1901 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
2 Flight 1957 Netheravon 1983 Formerly No. 2 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1902 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
3 Flight 1958 RAF Leuchars 2009 Formerly No. 3 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1903 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
4 Flight Formerly No. 4 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1904 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
5 Flight Formerly No. 5 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1905 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
6 Flight 1993 RAF Shawbury 2009 Formerly No. 6 Independent/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1906 (Helicopter) Flight RAF)[2]
8 Flight Asia 1 September 1957 Stirling Lines 1 September 2013 Formerly No. 8 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1908 Independent Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
9 Flight 1968 Formerly No. 9 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1909 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
10 Flight Formerly No. 10 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1910 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
11 Flight 1957 Formerly No. 11 Reconnaissance/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1911 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
12 Flight 1958 Elmpt Station 2009 Formerly No. 12 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1912 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
13 Flight 1961 Formerly No. 13 Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1913 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
14 Flight 1957 Formerly No. 14 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1914 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[2]
15 Flight 1959 Formerly No. 15 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1915 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[2]
16 Flight 1961 Dhekelia, Cyprus 1998
17 Flight
18 Flight 1969 BAOR.[4]
20 Flight Formerly No. 20 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1900 Independent Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
21 Flight 1961 1967
22 Flight 1962
23 Flight 1969
24 Flight BAOR
26 Flight
27 Flight BAOR
132 Flight 1966 1974
'C' Flight (Seria, Brunei)
UNFICYP
Flight
AAC
Cyprus 27 March
1964
Cyprus 30 September
1994
(Nicosia Airport, Cyprus)

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "654 Squadron's Last Parade Before Disbandment". Forces TV. 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lake 1999, p. 100.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Lake 1999, p. 99.
  4. ^ Watson 2005, p. 57.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.