Above the Chaos: The AAC during the Bosnian War, 1992-1995

Available to view from 7pm Monday 18th March

The death of Josip Broz Tito and the end of Cold War led to a wave of nationalism in the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. As the Balkan state disintegrated it rapidly descended into a series of concurrent wars based on national, ethnic and religious identity. In 1992 the United Nations attempted to intervene in the chaos and established the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). Aviation was critical to success in a region with difficult terrain, poor infrastructure and constantly shifting frontlines. Although the first AAC squadron did not deploy as part of UNPROFOR until early 1995, AAC officers were involved from the earliest stages of the mission, flying with the Royal Navy and deployed as international monitors. The conflict saw a full AAC regimental deployment before the Bosnian War came to a close. Instability in the region however, would mean that AAC soldiers would still be deployed to the Balkans and flying over Bosnia-Herzegovina for many years to follow. 

Former AAC officer and Gazelle pilot, Dr John Greenacre will approach this complex subject from his own experience and using the research plethora of interviews he has gathered while co-writing the new AAC operational history. Join John in the Museum at 7pm on Monday 18th March. There will be the opportunity to buy a glass of wine or soft drink beforehand.

If you are unable to be there on the night, buy an online pass to watch live and join in the Q&A, or watch on catch up afterwards. Simply select a session - this is a requirement of our online ticketing system, but it doesn't matter which session you select because you will be able to watch the lecture at any time from 7pm on Monday 18th March. You will be sent a link to the page where you'll be able to view the lecture.

The content of lectures are based on the research and views of the guest speakers.

The Museum is an independent charity and all proceeds from this event go towards supporting the work we do in preserving the history of British Army aviation.