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Brief History

  • January 1, 1956: The 1st Corps in Lungkang and 2nd Corps in Fengshan established Aviation Sections under their respective commands.
  • July 16, 1956: The ROC Army General Headquarters established its Aviation Platoon.
  • August 24, 1956: The Aviation Platton received two O-1 observation aircraft transferred from the US.
  • February 1, 1958: The two Aviation Sections were reorganized as Aviation Squads.
  • December 1, 1961: The Aviation Sections within the Corps Headquarters Companies of the 2nd and 8th Corps were expanded to Aviation Companies.
  • September 1, 67: An Aviation Training Class was established at Fengshan, where the Aviation Squad of the 2nd Corps was based, The class was dedicated to training army aviators.
  • January 1971: The Aviation Specialty was formally recognized by the Army.
  • March 1971: The Aircraft Maintenance Class in the Transporation School and the Aviation Training Class at Fengshan were merged to form the Army Aviation Training Center.
  • July 1, 1973: The 1st Aviation Group was commissioned.
  • April 1, 1975: The 2nd Aviation Group was commissioned. The aviation units under the Amry General Headquarters, the 1st Corps, the 2nd Corps, and the 8th Corps were decommisioned and consolidated as the Airborne Observation and Liaison Squadron.
  • June 1, 1976: The Army Aviation Command and Aviation Training Center was established at Kueijen.
  • October 1, 1979: The aviation assets were integrated into the Army Paratroops and Special Operations Command.
  • July 1, 1993: The 1st Aviation Group was restructured.
  • July 1, 1994: The 2nd Aviation Group was restructured.
  • July 1, 1998: The 1st Aviation Group was reorganized as the 601st Air Cavalry Brigade.
  • August 1, 1999: The 2nd Aviation Group was reorganized as the 602nd Air Cavalry Brigade.
  • October 1, 1999: The Army Paratroops and Special Force Command was reorganized as the Army Aviation and Special Force Command. The Aviation Training Center was renamed Aviation Training Command at the same time.
  • Historical Aircraft

    U-6A (1972 to 1993) PL-1B O-1G
    OH-13H (06/1972 to 09/1978) OH-6A (03/1964 to 1991) Boeing 234

    Aviation & Special Force Order of Battle

    Army Aviation and Special Force Command
    • 862nd Special Force Brigade

    • 601st Air Cavalry Brigade (Lungtan)
      • Utility Battalion: UH-1H
      • Attack Battalion: AH-1W
      • Armed Reconnaissance Battalion: OH-58D
      • Special Force Battalion
      • Support Battalion
      • Aviation Maintenance Depot

    • 602nd Air Cavalry Brigade (Hsinsher)
      • Utility Battalion: UH-1H
      • Attack Battalion: AH-1W
      • Armed Reconnaissance Battalion: OH-58D
      • Special Force Battalion
      • Support Battalion
      • Aviation Maintenance Depot

    • Aviation Training Command (Kueijen)
      • Utility Battalion: UH-1H
      • Attack Battalion: AH-1W
      • Helicopter Training Squadron: TH-67A
      • Support Battalion
      • Maintenance and Repair Battalion

    • Air Transport Battalion (Lungtan): CH-47SD

    • Special Force Training Center

     Last update: 12/05/05 TaiwanAirPower > Top