#1654CU 674 Squadron Prefect T1 print

674 Squadron Prefect T1 print
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43.8 cm x 29.2 cm
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1654CU - ZM300 '00', Prefect T1, 674 Squadron AAC, RAF Barkston Heath.

The numbering of 674 Sqn AAC originates from one of several allocated to the RAF Air Observation Post Squadrons during the second world war. However, no RAF squadron was commissioned to this number, before being transferred to the Army Air Corps in 1957. The 674 numbering would remain unused until 2003, when the Joint Elementary Flying Training School (JEFTS) was renamed to the Defence Elementary Flying Training School. With this rename, the emergence of a distinct army and navy presence was required, meaning separate army and navy squadrons were to be formed. 674 Squadron would be selected due to it being the next available unused number, with the formation parade being held on 11 July 2003 . The squadron motto ‘Nothing Is Impossible’ was selected by the Regimental Committee of the Army Air Corps in order to perpetuate the memory of the Glider Pilot Regiment which bore the same motto. The squadron crest bears the Sphinx of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, chosen because of the squadron’s initial location at Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire and the close association of the Chief of the Defence Staff with the Army Air Corps (he was the Regimental Colonel) and the Royal Anglian Regiment, the successor to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment. Due to the removal of fixed-wing assets from the Army Air Corps, and modernisation of the flying training system, 674 Squadron AAC stood down on 30 April 2021. On the 1st August 2021, the squadron was reformed at Middle Wallop, the home of the Army Air Corps, as the squadron responsible for Army Flying Grading.