HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 c529W
31. Mr. David Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the future role of the Army Air Corps.

Mr. Neubert

The principal role of the Army Air Corps (AAC) will remain the direct support of the ground battle by the provision of armed (principally anti-armour) action, reconnaissance, direction of fire, and command and control. For this purpose the AAC is equipped with a range of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The corps will also support 24 Brigade in its new airmobile role operating both anti-tank and utility Lynx helicopters. Further support to 24 Brigade will be provided by the RAF's larger troop-carrying and logistic helicopters.