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677 Squadron Army Air Corps

Ground support to Apache

677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron Army Air Corps is part of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps and has detachments at Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Ipswich. The Squadron is paired with 3 Regiment Army Air Corps at Wattisham, providing ground support for the Apache aircraft. The Squadron addresses are:

Squadron Headquarters & A Flight 677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron Army Air Corps

Blenheim Camp
Newmarket Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 3SW

Telephone: 01284 753 407

B Flight 677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron Army Air Corps

Army Reserve Centre
325 Alysham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR3 2AB

Telephone: 01284 753 407

C Flight 677 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron Army Air Corps

Army Reserve Centre
Yarmouth Road
Ipswich
IP1 4BH

Telephone: 01473 231812 or
Telephone: 01284 753 407 (677 Sqn AAC HQ Bury St Edmunds - queries during office hours)

Over the last decade the Squadron has deployed personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan, fully intigrating and working alongside their Regular service colleagues. Reserve soldiers receive a first class training to enable them to work with tha latest equipment and aircraft. There are also opportunities to participate in sport and adventurous training that introduces new activities and skills, providing challenge and a sense of achievement.

The Squadron motto is 'Constantia levandi' or 'Steadfast in support'.

Enjoying white water rafting

Squadron History

On 2nd July 2006, 202 (The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) re-roled to become 677 (The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron Army Air Corps (Volunteers) and was part of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps (Volunteers). Following the Army 2020 and Future Reserves 20 announcements in July 2013 significant changes to the role and structure of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps were made and, under the full integration of the Reserves into the Army, the Volunteers title that the Squadron previously held was no longer used.

677 (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry) Squadron's history links back to the formation of the local yeomanry regiments in the 18th century. The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry was formed from two county regiments whose history dates back to the 1790s. The Suffolk Yeomanry was raised in 1793 as the Loyal Suffolk Hussars, whilst the Norfolk Yeomanry was formed in 1902 as the King's Own Royal Regiment Norfolk Yeomanry. Both regiments were part of the Imperial Yeomanry during the second Boer War. During World War I both regiments served at Gallipoli, Palestine and the Western Front and in World War II they also served in North Africa, Italy and France. As part of the major reorganisation of the Territorial Army that took place in 1967, 202 (The Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery was formed out of the old 308 Regiment Royal Artillery. The new Battery became part of 100 (Medium) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers). At the time the Battery was equipped with the 5.5 inch gun. In 1980, the Battery re-equipped with the 105mm light gun, then to the much larger FH70 155mm gun in 1992.

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