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Army Air Corps

Lynx Display Team Wins Award

Congratulations to WO1 Mick Kildea and Capt Neill Posthumus from 671 Squadron Army Air Corps, flying the display Lynx Mk7 this year, who were awarded the King Hussein Memorial Sword for the best display at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) last weekend. The King Hussein Memorial Sword is the top award at RIAT and was presented in memory of the late His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan, who was patron of the International Air Tattoo from 1983 to 1989.

Capt Neill Posthumus (left) and WO1 Mick Kildea (right) with the award.

Apache Regiment Restructures for the Future

A reorganisation of 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, which flies the Apache attack helicopter, has seen 654 Squadron Army Air Corps mothballed. The disbandment was marked with a parade at Wattisham Flying Station yesterday (8 July), which also saw 10 members of the squadron, who have recently deployed to Afghanistan, presented with Operational Service Medals. The restructuring, carried out as part of the Army 2020 reforms, will see 4 Regt AAC reduce from three to two squadrons, but retain its manning levels and helicopters to deliver squadrons better-equipped to support 16 Air Assault Brigade.

Aircraft Displays and Corps Engagement 2014

The Army Air Corps Lynx Mk 7, Apache and Wildcat, along with the Corps Engagement Team (CET) have a full programme of flying and static displays throughout the 2014 season. A list of events where aircraft and the CET can be seen is available from 'Displays and Engagement' under Related Links.

Army Air Corps Lynx Mk 7 during a display

Apache Attack Helicopter Mk1 undertakes confined areas flying

The video shows an Apache AH Mk1 from 673 Squadron Army Air Corps conducting a sortie on confined areas flying. Confined areas training allows Army pilots to operate rotary aircraft in spaces that are constrained by terrain or by the presence of obstructions, either natural or manmade. 673 Squadron Army Air Corps (AAC) are part of 7 Regiment AAC based at Middle Wallop, Hampshire and provide Conversion to Type training for both experienced and newly qualified pilots in the Corps.

An Apache AH Mk1 from 673 Squadron Army Air Corps conducts a training sortie on flying in confined spaces. The video includes commentary by the handling pilot as he manoeuvres around the confined space and lowers the aircraft into an area surrounded by trees and shrubs. 

Dedication of Army Air Corps Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Wednesday 2 October 2013 the dedication of the AAC Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum took place presided by the Dean of Salisbury. The memorial was created in Portland stone featuring an obelisk mounted on a plinth. The obelisk is surmounted by a bronze eagle and lower faces incorporate the carved badges of the Army Air Corps, the Glider Pilot Regiment, the Air Observation Post Squadrons and the eagle and crown representing Army Aviation. The front of the plinth simply features ARMY AIR CORPS with the Corps Collect carved into the rear plate.

On 2 October 2013 the dedication of the Army Air Corps Memorial took place at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

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