Army Air Corps

The Army Air Corps is an airborne element of the British Army. This section of the army was first established in 1942 during the Second World War and has been maintained to this day. It is important to not confuse the Royal Air Force and the Army Air Corps as they both fulfil quite distinct roles. The Army Air Corp specialises in providing a support role to the Army primarily in terms of providing airborne troop transports. In some situations the corps could also feasibly have a minor offensive role providing air support for troops on the ground.

The vast majority of vehicles utilised by the Army Air Corps are helicopters, notably the Westland Lynx. These vehicles are ideally suited to the roles that this division of the army is required to fulfil and they are extremely versatile. If you’re considering a career in the Army Air Corps then there a wide variety of roles that you could potentially fill. Aside from the obvious role of pilot there are also many hundreds of support staff who are responsible for ensuring that the corps is able to function to its full capacity. Engineers, mechanics and administration staff are just a few examples of some of the additional support staff who would be required in order to ensure that the Army Air Corp can function properly and fulfil the roles that are required of the organisation.