25 Nov '15, 8am
#Pegasus replaces Striking Eagle
Pegasus has become the emblem of 16 Air Assault Brigade as part of changes to the Brigade’s structure and command relationships . Pegasus is recognised internationally as the defining symbol of British Airborne Forces and replaces the Striking Eagle used as 16 Air Asslt Bde’s emblem since its formation in 1999. Pegasus has been adopted as 16 Air Asslt Bde leaves Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) to come under the direct command of the newly formed Headquarters Field Army. The Attack Helicopter Force - formed of Wattisham-based 3 and 4 Regiments Army Air Corps and 7 Air Assault Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - is leaving the Brigade to remain within JHC, but will continue to work closely with the Brigade. Striking Eagle retired The change was formally marked today (Wed 25 Nov) at a sunrise parade at Merville Barracks in Colchester. Some 2,000 troops and ci...