List of Army Air Corps aircraft units (United Kingdom)

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

Wings[]

Brigades[]

Regiments[]

Squadrons[]

Current squadrons[]

AAC Aircraft Unit Notes
652 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
653 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 3 Regiment
656 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 4 Regiment
658 Squadron AAC Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin II
Westland Gazelle AH.1
Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
659 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
660 Squadron AAC Eurocopter Juno HT.1 No. 1 Flying Training School RAF Training
661 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 1 Regiment
662 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 3 Regiment
663 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 3 Regiment
664 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 4 Regiment
665 Squadron AAC Westland Gazelle AH.1 5 Regiment
667 Squadron AAC Bell 212 AH1 British Forces Brunei
668 (Trg) Squadron AAC n/a 2 (Trg) Regiment Training
670 Squadron AAC 9 Regiment Training
671 Squadron AAC Westland Gazelle AH.1
Bell 212
7 (Trg) Regiment Training
673 Squadron AAC AgustaWestland Apache AH.1 7 (Trg) Regiment Training
674 Squadron AAC Tutor School of Army Aviation Grading
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[]

Squadron Disbandment date Last location Last regiment Last aircraft Notes
654 Squadron July 2014 [2]
655 Squadron 1 April 2014 AAC Middle Wallop 6 Regt Groundcrew
657 Squadron May 2018 RAF Odiham Westland Lynx AH9a Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW)
660 Squadron Sek Kong, Hong Kong
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 [citation needed]

Flights[]

Current flights[]

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)[3]
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[]

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)[4][5]
2 Flight 1957 Netheravon 1983 Formerly No. 2 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1902 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[5]
3 Flight 1958 RAF Leuchars 2009 Formerly No. 3 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1903 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[5]
4 Flight Formerly No. 4 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1904 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[5]
5 Flight Formerly No. 5 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1905 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[5]
6 Flight 1993 RAF Shawbury 2009 Formerly No. 6 Independent/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1906 (Helicopter) Flight RAF)[3]
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)[3]
9 Flight 1968 Formerly No. 9 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1909 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
10 Flight Formerly No. 10 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1910 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
11 Flight 1957 Formerly No. 11 Reconnaissance/Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1911 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[3]
12 Flight 1958 Elmpt Station 2009 Formerly No. 12 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1912 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[3]
13 Flight 1961 Formerly No. 13 Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1913 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[3]
14 Flight 1957 Formerly No. 14 Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1914 Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[3]
15 Flight 1959 Formerly No. 15 Independent Liaison Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1915 Light Liaison Flight RAF)[3]
16 Flight 1961 Dhekelia, Cyprus 1998
17 Flight
18 Flight 1969 BAOR.[6]
20 Flight Formerly No. 20 Independent Reconnaissance Flight AAC
(Formerly: No. 1900 Independent Air Observation Post Flight RAF)[5]
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[]

Citations[]

  1. ^ "British Army Launches First Ever Aviation Brigade". Forces Net. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "654 Squadron's Last Parade Before Disbandment". Forces TV. 10 February 2016. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lake 1999, p. 100.
  4. ^ "1901 (Air Observation Post) Flight". Helicopter History Site. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Lake 1999, p. 99.
  6. ^ Watson 2005, p. 57.

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