We use cookies to improve your experience on our website and ensure the information we provide is more relevant. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we will assume you are happy to accept all cookies on the Army website. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

 

Corps Freedoms

On 25 September 1987 the Freedom of Test Valley was bestowed on the Army Air Corps Centre (now the Army Aviation Centre) at a moving, spectacular parade and fly-past near the Guildhall in central Andover. The freedom confers the right  to 'march through the city with drums beating' in recognition of the friendship existing between the citizens and the soldiers.

The Army Air Corps has been granted the following civic freedoms since September 1982:

Town of Wincanton, Somerset
1 Regiment Army Air Corps - 26 May 2016

Town of St Aldeburgh, Suffolk
3 Regiment Army Air Corps - 23 June 2012

Borough of St Edmundsbury, Suffolk
3 Regiment Army Air Corps - 22 July 2010

Stowmarket, Suffolk
Wattisham Station - 26 March 2010
(including Bonds of Friendship with Hadleigh and Needham Market)

Borough of St Edmondsbury, Suffolk
677 Squadron Army Air Corps (Volunteers) - 12 December 2006

Borough of Ipswich
4 Regiment Army Air Corps - 22 March 2002

 Stadt Soest, Westphalia, Germany
3 Regiment Army Air Corps - 8 May 1993

 Boroughbridge Town, North Yorkshire
9 Regiment Army Air Corps - 2 May 1992

 Borough of Test Valley, Hampshire
School of Army Aviation - 25 September 1987

 Berlin (Spandau), Germany
7 Flight Army Air Corps - 22 October 1982

3 Regt AAC Freedom of Bury St Edmonds parade