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Major Units 5 to 9

Dates Location Equipment/Remarks
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. Northern Ireland Regiment .
1979.11.01 Northern Ireland: HQ formed at Aldergrove .
. 655 Squadron at Lisanelly Bks, Omagh, Scout Flight at Aldergrove Scout AH 1 and Gazelle AH 1
. Beaver Flight at Aldergrove Beaver
1982.05.24 655 Squadron moved to Shackleton Bks, Ballykelly .
. Oct 82: 655 Squadron converted from Scouts to Lynx AH 1, the Aldergrove Scout Flight converted to Gazelles Lynx AH 1 and Gazelle AH 1
1986.03.12 665 Squadron reformed at Aldergrove, Northern Ireland: Gazelle AH.1, Lynx AH.1
1988.12 Beaver Flight renamed 1 Flight AAC Islanders
1991 655 Squadron moved to Aldergrove .
. 1 Dec 93: Renamed 5 Regiment AAC .
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. 5 Regiment AAC .
1993.12.01 Northern Ireland: Formed at Aldergrove from Northern Ireland Regiment .
. 655 Squadron at Aldergrove Lynx AH.1
. 665 Squadron at Aldergrove Gazelle AH 1
. 1 Flight at Aldergrove Islanders
. Apr 2007: 655 Squadron disbanded .
. cApr 2008: 651 Squadron joins regiment, 1 Flight integrated into 651 Sqn 651 & 665 Squadrons
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. 6 Regiment AAC (Volunteers) .
2006.07.02 England: Bury St Edmunds .
. 677 Squadron (V) .
. The Regiments role is to provide Groundcrew Individual Reinforcements for both the Attack Helicopter (Apache) and Light Utility Helicopter (Lynx). .
. 1 Apr 09: 655 (The Scottish Horse) Squadron AAC formed .
2013 RHQ and HQ Squadron at Bury St Edmunds .
. 675 Squadron to be formed at Taunton and Yeovil after Apr 2014 .
. 677 Squadron at Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Swaffham and Ipswich. To consolidate at Bury St Edmunds by Dec 2016 .
. 678 Squadron to be formed at Milton Keynes and Luton after Apr 2014 .
. 679 Squadron at Middle Wallop. To operate from Portsmouth and Middle Wallop after Apr 2014 .
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. 7 Regiment AAC .
1969 England: Formed at Airfield Camp, Netheravon .
. 1 Apr 78: 658 Sqn joins regiment .
. 1987: Sub-units .
. 656 Squadron .
. 658 Squadron .
. 666 Squadron .
. 2 & 3 Flights at Topcliffe .
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. 7 Regiment AAC (V) .
1995 England: Airfield Camp, Netheravon .
. 658 Squadron (V) at Dishforth equipped with Gazelle AH.1. .
. 666 Squadron (V) at Netheravon equipped with Gazelle AH.1. .
. 3 Flight (V) at RAF Leuchars equipped with Gazelle AH.1. .
. 6 Flight (V) at RAF Shawbury equipped with Gazelle AH.1. .
. 1 Apr 09: Regiment and sub-units disbanded .
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. 7 Regiment AAC (Flying) .
2009.04.01 England: Formed at Middle Wallop .
. 670 Squadron .
. 671 Squadron .
. 673 Squadron .
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. 9 Regiment AAC .
1971.11 Germany: Formed at Hobart Barracks, Detmold Scout
. 659 and 669 Squadrons .
. 1 Sep 1976: 669 Squadron renamed 12 Flight .
. 1 Apr 1978: Following the Wide Horizon Study, 659 Squadron was retitled 669 Squadron and 655 Squadron renamed 659 Squadron .
. 1983: Disbanded .
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. 9 Regiment AAC .
1988.06 England: Reformed at Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe 24 Air Mobile Brigade
. Jan 1990: 672 Squadron formed 672 Sqns
. Jul 1990: 657 Squadron at Oakington joined regiment 657 and 672 Sqns
1991.02 England: Dishforth less 672 Squadron 24 Air Mobile Brigade
. Mar 1992: 672 Squadron moved to Dishforth and 664 Squadron joined regiment 657, 664 and 672 Sqns
. 1993: 656 Squadron joined regiment 656, 657, 664 and 672 Sqns
. 1 Sep 1999: Joined 16 Air Assault Brigade 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Jun 2000: 657 Squadron moved to RAF Odiham to join Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing 656, 664 and 672 Sqns
. 2003: Regiment was equipped with the Apache Attack Helicopter .
. April - Oct 2004: 656 Squadron converted to Apache .
. Oct 2004 - May 2005: 664 Squadron converted to Apache .
. Jun 2005: Regiment received Operational Ready Status during Exercise Eagles Strike .
. Apr - Oct 2006: Afghanistan: Op Herrick .
. 2007: AAC restructured into single type regiments and 656 and 664 Squadrons, equipped with Apache were replaced with 659 and 669 Squadrons, equipped with the Lynx aircraft. 9 Regiment Army Air Corps is the Light Utility Helicopter Regiment for 16 Air Assault Brigade 659, 669 and 672 Sqns: Lynx AH9
. 1 Regiment Army Air Corps will merge with 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, bringing the Wildcat force under a single HQ based at Yeovilton not before October 2015 .
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