Solidiers In The Air - 60 Years Of The Army Air Corps

This year sees a significant milestone being reached for the Army Air Corps, their 60th anniversary.

To commemorate this major event, Chris Sturgess takes us on a journey through the history of the Corps, starting with their first flights using balloons in the 1800s to those who train, maintain and pilot the flying tank of the 21st century otherwise known as the Apache attack helicopter.

Chris Sturgess BFBS Salisbury Plain

We hear from historians, military experts and veterans too. Plus we find out what goes into training a modern day helicopter pilot as we get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the aircraft and their crews.