|This badge, with the inscription "Australian Army Air Corps" was approved by Garter Principal King of Arms in his capacity as Inspector of Regimental Colours (and Badges) on 10 October, 1963. The Regiment, however, may use this insignia only on their aircraft. The inscription used was firstly "No. 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron" and lately
"1 Div. Army Aviation Regiment". The badge is in gold and the eagle in silver.
Australian Army Aviation
Corps On 1 December 1960, 16 Army Light
Aircraft Squadron was formed at RAAF Amberley from the disbanded 16 Air
OP Flight and 1 Army Aviation Company.
Command of the Squadron passed to the Army when Lt Col William Slocombe
took over as CO on 18 December 1964. During his tenure the Squadron
became 1 Aviation Regiment on 26 April 1966. preparations were well in
hand to form the Australian Army Aviation Corps. This was done on 1 July