The Army Air Corps or AAC falls under the combat aviation division of the British Army. Providing both firepower and flexibility, the AAC are one of the most vital and effective of the British Army’s combat arms.
First formed in 1942 during WW2 the AAC originally comprised several airborne units including the SAS and Parachute Regiments. In 1949 it was broken apart again and in 1957 a new formation was created that became the AAC we know today.
While their main role is delivering firepower from battlefield helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to support ground troops, they also play an important part in aerial reconnaissance.
Today, their distinctive light blue berets are in permanent residence in war zones all over the world. Their insignia carries the laurel wreath, the Corps initials and an image of an eagle in flight, embodying the essence of strength in the air.
Licensed by the MoD this range of beautifully engraved cufflinks and lapel pins are perfect gifts to honour the pilots and veterans of the AAC and their years of service.