A parade and flypast was held at Dishforth Airfield today to mark the disbandment of 9 Regiment Army Air Corps, and the end of Army flying in North Yorkshire. The regiment had been flying helicopters from the base since 1992.
The regiment was inspected by the Commanding Officer of the Army Air Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Cook. The ceremony represents the handing over of the base to 6 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps. It marks a new chapter in local history as decades of military flying comes to an end.
Dishforth has been used by the military intermittently since World War Two; it has provided homes for Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bombers and Douglas Dakota transport aircraft. More recently it has been home to the British Army's Apache and Lynx helicopters.
On 30th June, 9 Regiment Army Air Corps will merge with 1 Regiment Army Air Corps in Yeovilton, Somerset, and will operate the Army's new fleet of Wildcat Battlefield Utility Helicopters.
Watch Tom Sheldrick's report: