1st Aviation Regiment (Australia)

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1st Aviation Regiment
Australian Army ARH Tiger front view.jpg
Australian Army Tiger ARH
Active 1966–Present
Country  Australia
Branch Army
Type Aviation
Role Aerial reconnaissance
Size Regiment
Part of 16th Aviation Brigade
Garrison/HQ Robertson Barracks, Darwin

The 1st Aviation Regiment is an Australian Army aviation unit and is part of the 16th Aviation Brigade. The Regiment was formed on 26 April 1966 as the 1st Division Army Aviation Regiment and was re-designated the 1st Aviation Regiment in March 1967. While the Regiment has historically operated a mix of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, it is currently being re-equipped with the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and is in the process of re-locating to newly constructed facilities at Robertson Barracks in Darwin.[1]

Current organisation[edit]

The regiment is currently organised as follows:[2]

  • Regimental Headquarters
  • 161st Squadron (converting to Tiger ARH)
  • 162nd Squadron (converting to Tiger ARH)
  • Logistic Support Squadron
  • Technical Support Squadron

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Army Aviation Association website
  2. ^ "1st Aviation Regiment". Department of Defence. Retrieved 4 June 2015.