New designation for Army Air Corps jungle support unit

The Army Air Corps' Brunei-based No 7 Flight - which operates the Bell 212 AH1/AH3 - has been re-designated as No 667 Squadron. The change became official from August 1.

Bell 212 AH3 loaded onto RAF C-17A [MOD Crown Copyright/Sgt 'Matty' Matthews]
Army Air Corps Bell 212 AH3 - serial ZK067 - is carefully loaded onto a Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - serial ZZ171 - at RAF Brize Norton on July 20, 2020, prior to departing on the long flight to Brunei to join No 7 Flight, which has since been re-designated as No 667 Squadron. MOD Crown Copyright/Sgt ‘Matty’ Matthews

The unit is located at the British garrison at Medicina Lines in Seria, Brunei, where it has been present since November 1, 1994. It supports the resident infantry battalion from the Brigade of Gurkhas, as well as the Training Team Brunei, which runs jungle warfare training courses through the British Army Jungle Warfare Training School.

No 667 Squadron was originally formed at Middle Wallop in Hampshire on September 1, 1957. In its most recent incarnation, it operated from there as No 667 (Development and Trials) Squadron, operating Aérospatiale SA 341B Gazelle AH1s and Westland Lynx AH7s until it was disbanded at the end of 2000.