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Captain Trayhurn AAC

Captain Trayhurn AACCaptain Jim Trayhurn commissioned into the Army Air Corps (AAC), at the age 20, in 2004.  Subsequent to his Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he completed an Infantry Platoon Commanders attachment with the 1 Battalion of the Grenadier Guards in Bosnia on Operation ALTHEA.

Captain Trayhurn completed the Army Pilot Course in 2006 and converted straight on to the Apache aircraft. He was posted into 3 Regiment AAC; the home of the Attack Helicopter Force (AHF) at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk. He has completed four tours on Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan, serving with a variety of Squadrons within the AHF. Jim was then selected to attend the Qualified Helicopter Instructor Course in 2010 and on successful completion was posted to the Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire. 

He was a Flight Commander on 673 Sqn, 7 Regiment AAC for three and a half years and completed a number of instructional upgrades along the way.  He was then subsequently posted back to 3 Regt AAC as the Deputy Regimental Qualified Helicopter Instructor. He enjoys running, cycling, swimming and skiing. He also holds his civilian pilots licence on which he flies a number of helicopter types.

Captain Trayhurn is the manager of the Attack Helicopter Display Team for 2014.