The Army Air Corps Association (AACA) was formed in 1958 to bring together all those who had previously served with the Air Observation Post Squadrons and Glider Pilot Regiment along with those serving with the Army Air Corps since it formed on 1st September 1957.
Membership of the association has dwindled somewhat in recent years and therefore a review of the Association was conducted in an attempt to attract more members, particularly the younger service leavers. With that in mind the AACA was re-branded as the Army Air Corps Veterans’ Association (AACVA) on 12th July 2013.
The Aims of the Army Air Corps Veterans’ Association are to:
- Promote a lasting bond of comradeship between all who are serving, or have served in the Army Air Corps
- Make recommendations to the Army Air Corps Regimental Committee and welfare and benevolence agencies on behalf of AAC veterans and dependants.
- Represent the interests of the Army Air Corps in the wider community.
Membership is available to all personnel that have served in the Army Air Corps and non AAC personnel that have served in Army Aviation. Existing members will remain at their current status.
Membership of the AACVA is by a single payment of £10.00 payable by cheque to 'The Army Air Corps Fund' or bank transfer. Existing annual subscriptions will cease and those who are current members of the AACA will automatically become members of the AACVA.
The benefits of AACVA membership are:
- An AAC Veteran lapel badge.
- An AACVA membership card.
- An annual AAC Journal.
- An annual Hawkeye Newsletter.
- The monthly Corps e-news sheet 'Hawk About'.
- Free individual entry to Museum of Army Flying with the AACVA membership card (terms and conditions apply).
The Association is controlled by a council chaired by the Regimental Colonel. The council is representative of the membership and comprises both serving and veterans of the AAC.
There are regional branches covering Australia, Canada and areas within the United Kingdom. Further information on local branches or information on creating a branch can be obtained from the AACVA Secretary. The Air Observation Post Officers’ Association and Glider Pilot Regiment Association are affiliated to the AACVA.
Tel: 01264 784514