No. 675 (The Rifles) Squadron AAC

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No. 675 (The Rifles) Squadron Army Air Corps (675 Sqn) is a British Army Army Reserve groundcrew aviation support squadron. It is part of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps (6 Regt AAC). It is located in the city of Taunton, with a detachment currently at RNAS Yeovilton, in the county of Somerset.[1][2]

The squadron is a relatively new unit, created from the transfer of B Company, 6th Battalion, The Rifles, an Army Reserve infantry regiment, previously part of The Light Infantry, to 6 Regt AAC on 1 April 2014.[2]

Paired with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps (1 Regt AAC) at Yeovilton, the Squadron will provide ground support to the Army's new AgustaWestland Wildcat helicopter and more specifically to 1 Reg AAC based at Yeovilton. It also has ground crew trained to support the Army's AgustaWestland Apache attack helicopter. All crews are also trained in rigging and dealing with underslung loads which can be carried by a variety of aircraft including both AgustaWestland Merlin and Boeing Chinook.

The flight currently based at RNAS Yeovilton is expected to move to the newly refurbished Army Reserve Centre in Yeovil toward the late spring 2016.

References

  1. "6th Regiment Army Air Corps". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "675 Squadron Army Air Corps". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>