The End of Army Co-operation Command, 1943



This chapter looks at the testing of the AASG during Exercise SPARTAN and the difficulties faced by the RAF in creating such a formation on a permanent basis. SPARTAN demonstrated the efficacy of the AASG and with its creation Army Co-operation Command became redundant and the chapter also highlights not only how the Command was disbanded but what became of its resources. SPARTAN also tested the Air OP concept to a greater degree than was possible before and in the context of joint operations. The chapter also looks at the creation of an operational tactical air force, 2nd Tactical Air Force.


Western Desert Composite Group General Staff Corps Headquarter Continental Operation 
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  1. 1.CwmbranUK

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