Army Air Corps
The Army Air Corps (AAC) is the combat aviation arm of the British Army. Recognisable by their distinctive blue berets, AAC soldiers deliver firepower from battlefield helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to overwhelm and defeat enemy forces.
Army Air Corps soldiers have been wearing the blue beret with pride since 1957. They use Army aircraft, such as the Apache attack helicopter, to deliver hard-hitting and effective support to ground forces during the key stages of battle.
The AAC’s role also includes reconnaissance. From high above the action, they observe enemy forces and pass information to troops on the ground.
This fearsome combination of manoeuvrability and firepower makes the AAC one of the most potent of the Army’s combat arms.
Two Helicopters – Two Beers
Both Army Air Corps Official Military Beers – Air Trooper IPA and Hedge Hopper Pilsner each carry two different labels, designed with both the principal AAC helicopters in mind – The Apache Attack Helicopter and The Wildcat Mk1 Reconnaissance aircraft.