The Army Aviation Centre, located at Middle Wallop, conducts training for officers and soldiers in both the aircrew and groundcrew role. It is home to 2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps and 7 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps.
2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC) consists of two squadrons: 668 (Training) Squadron AAC and 676 Squadron AAC. These squadrons provide and manage the ground training for all AAC Phase Two trainees and Direct Entry Groundcrew officers.
7 (Trg) Regt AAC consists of three squadrons: 670 Squadron AAC, 671 Squadron AAC and 673 Squadron AAC. These squadrons provide the necessary flying training for AAC officers and non-commissioned officers.
The Army Aviation Centre, in its current format, came into being on 1 August 2009. Prior to this the establishment was known as the School of Army Aviation (SAAvn), which formed up in August 1965. At this time SAAvn consisted of a Flying Wing, a Trade Training School and the ground instruction part of Tactics Wing, under its own Commandant.
A major rebuild was undertaken at Middle Wallop in late 1966 to meet the new expansion of the Corps and this changed the station considerably. Many of the old huts were demolished to make way for an instructional block, which was named Stockwell Hall, after the first Colonel Commandant of the Army Air Corps, General Sir Hugh Charles Stockwell GCB, KBE, DSO and Bar (16 June 1903 – 27 November 1986).
2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps delivers all training for Army Air Corps groundcrew. This encompasses Phase 2 Training (training Airtroopers to Class 3), Phase 3 Training (Class 1 courses, Junior and Senior Command Courses and Command, Leadership and Management training) and also the Ground Support Commanders Course for Officers.
668 (Training) Squadron Army Air Corps provides Phase 2 and Phase 3 training for AAC personnel.
676 Squadron Army Air Corps look after the administration and well being of all Phase 2 AAC trainees at the Army Aviation Centre.
7 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps delivers all the flying training for AAC pilots. The Regiment formed up on 1 April 2009 as part of the School of Army Aviation, subsequently retitled the Army Aviation Centre on 1 August 2009. The Regiment is also home to 25 Flight Army Air Corps based in Kenya following the drawdown from Belize during 2011.
670 Squadron Army Air Corps is responsible for the Operational Training Phase of the Army Pilots Course.
671 Squadron Army Air Corps conducts Conversion to Type training on the Lynx, Gazelle and Bell 212 aircraft for graduates of the Operational Training Phase.
673 Squadron Army Air Corps conducts Conversion to Type training on the Apache aircraft for both experienced Army pilots and the newly qualified.
The postcode for satnav users (which should not be solely relied upon) is SO20 8DY.
Army Aviation Centre
The Station Welfare Officer deals with all military personnel and their families at the Army Aviation Centre (AACen). In respect of Phase 2 trainees, the welfare team offers help and advice with any problem worrying a soldier.
There is also a community centre with a hairdresser, café and cyber café.