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678 Squadron Army Air Corps

Apache aircraft on a training sortie

678 (The Rifles) Squadron Army Air Corps is located in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire (Milton Keynes and Luton) and was created from the transfer of E Company 7 RIFLES and 201 Battery of 100 Regiment Royal Artillery to the Corps. The Squadron is paired with 4 Regiment Army Air Corps at Wattisham where it provides ground support for the Apache aircraft. The Squadron address is:


678 (RIFLES) Squadron Army Air Corps

Army Reserve Centre
John Howard Barracks
Yeomans Drive, Blakelands
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK14 5NQ

Milton Keynes Detachment - Squadron Headquarters and A and C Flights

Telephone: 01908 211155 (Monday to Thursday 0830-1600)
Permanent Staff Administration Officer: 6AAC-678-PSAO@mod.uk
Parade night: Tuesday 1930-2130

Luton Detachment - B Flight

Telephone: 01582 572032 (Monday to Thursday 0830-1600)
Permanent Staff Administration Officer: 6AAC-678-PSAO@mod.uk
Parade night: Tuesday 1930-2130

Squadron History

678 (RIFLES) Squadron Army Air Corps is a newly formed Squadron whose change of cap badge begun in April 2014.  Previously the Squadron personnel belonged to 7 Rifles and 100 Regiment Royal Artillery. In 2007 E Company 7 Rifles was formed in Milton Keynes. The history of 201 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery can be traced back to the Second World War when, as part of the 52 Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery, they provided desperately needed Fire Support to the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Today, as part of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps the Squadron Headquarters is in Milton Keynes with a Flight based at Luton.

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