8 Flight Army Air Corps is one of the Independent Flights within the British Army's Army Air Corps. 8 Flight is attached to the Special Air Service and based alongside them in Hereford.
The flight provides the SAS with their own light Special Operations Aviation support. It is made up of four Eurocopter AS 365N Dauphin helicopters.
The flight previously operated four Agusta 109A's and two Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters, all of which have now been retired in 2008. Two of the Agustas were captured from the Argentines in the Falklands War in 1982 as war prizes and the other two were bought from new.
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