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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:

HistoryEdit

Originally called 2 Division Aviation Regiment, the Regiment provided support for the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) from 1969 until 1976. The Regiments was made up of 3 squadrons (652 Sqn AAC at Bunde, 659 Sqn AAC at Osnabruck & 662 Sqn AAC at Munster), who were attached as independent squadrons to cavalry regiments.

In 1976 the Regiment was re-organised, 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 responsible is for training the Army Air Corps' groundcrews.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "676 Sqn AAC". British Army Website. http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/training/21604.aspx. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. "668 (Trg) Sqn AAC". British Army Website. http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/training/21605.aspx. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. "2 (Trg) Regt AAC". British Army Website. http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/training/21598.aspx. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

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