2 Regiment Army Air Corps

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2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps
2nd Division Aviation (1964-1969)
Active 1964 – 1983
1994 – present
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Training
Size Regiment
Part of Army Air Corps
Base Middle Wallop
Insignia
Squadron Badge heraldry The Regimental emblem is the Army Air Corps Cap Badge with the Roman numerals II beneath.

2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps is a regiment of the British Army's Army Air Corps. It is responsible for all of the Army Air Corps' groundcrew Phase 2 and 3 training, as well as the Ground Support Commanders Course for officers. The Regiment is based at Middle Wallop and is made up of two squadrons:

  • 676 Squadron is responsible for the administration and welfare of the phase 2 trainees at the Army Aviation Centre.[1]
  • 668 (Training) Squadron is responsible for the groundcrew training that includes re-arming, refueling and ground maneuvers of the Apache.[2]

History[edit]

  • HQ at Hildesheim | 4, 5 & 27 Flights | 1964-1969[3]
  • HQ at Munster | 652 Squadron at Bunde | 659 at Detmold | 660 at Munster | 1971-1976[4]
  • HQ at Munster | 652 & 662 Squadrons | 1977-1980[5]
  • HQ at Munster | 652 & 662 Squadrons | 1981-1983[6]

Originally designated 2nd Division Aviation, the regiment provided support for the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) from 1964 until 1976. The regiment was made up of three squadrons (652 Sqn AAC at Bünde, 659 Sqn AAC at Osnabrück and 662 Sqn AAC at Münster), who were attached as independent squadrons to cavalry regiments.

In 1976 the Regiment was re-organized (with 659 Sqn AAC becoming part of 9 Regt AAC) and renamed 2 Regiment Army Air Corps. In 1983 the Regiment was temporarily disbanded, with 652 Sqn AAC becoming part of 1 Regt AAC and 662 Sqn AAC becoming part of 3 Regt AAC.

The Regiment was reformed in 1994 as 2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps, based at Middle Wallop and is responsible for training the Army Air Corps' groundcrews.[7]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "676 Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "668 (Training) Squadron Army Air Corps". British Army. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Watson 2005, p. 68.
  4. ^ Watson 2005, p. 83.
  5. ^ Watson 2005, p. 89.
  6. ^ Watson 2005, p. 95.
  7. ^ "2 (Training) Regiment Army Air Corps". British Army Website. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Watson, G; Rinaldi, R (2005). The British Army in Germany: An Organizational History 1947-2004. Tiger Lily Publications. ISBN 0-9720296-9-9. 

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