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The Army Air Corps were formed in 1942 to provide an Army controlled and coordinated branch to assist in their operations, moving away from the Royal Air Force controlled Squadrons.
It initially comprised of those elements previously known as Air Operation Posts and grew with the Glider Pilot Regiment and the Parachute Battalions being added.
In 1944 the SAS Regiment was added to the Corps.
One of their most notable exploits was the capture of the Caen Canal and Orne River Bridges on D-Day, 6th June 1944 with Glider borne troops. They were relieved by Lord Lovat’s 1 Special Service Brigade.
The Corps was disbanded in 1949 with the SAS becoming again independent, and the Parachute Regiment and Glider and Parachute Corps.
In 1957 the Army Air Corps was reformed, and while the Parachute Regiment gained its own independent status, each Brigade of the British Army had at least one Aviation Squadron.
Now mainly helicopters are inventoried, with the Westland Gazelle – normally unarmed, but fitted with 68mm SNEB rocked while serving in the 1982 Falklands War.
The most common aircraft in use by the Corps today are the Westland Lynx which are more heavily armed than the Gazelle, the Wildcat AH.1 and the Westland Apache AH.1- a very heavily armed, agile, close air support and attack helicopter.