651 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 651 Aviation Squadron .
1957.09.01 England: RAF Debden: Formed from 651 AOP Squadron .
1958 England: Middle Wallop: As the Overseas/Middle East Squadron .
. 1960 - 1962: Squadron deployed to Northern Ireland, the first AAC unit ever to do so. The aircraft in theatre at this time were the Skeeter and the Auster Mk IX .
. 1966 - 1969: Employed as 3 Division Army Aviation HQ .
1971.11.01 Germany: Caithness Barracks, Verden 1 Regiment AAC: Westland Scout AH1
. 17 Feb - 17 Jun 72: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 30 Nov 72 - 01 Apr 73: Northern Ireland: Omagh Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Jan 73: Renamed 651 Squadron AAC .
. 28 Aug 74 - 30 Jun 75: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Mar - 1 Jul 75: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh/Ballykelly .
. 12 Aug - 11 Dec 76: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove .
. 12 Apr - 15 Aug 78: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove/Omagh/Ballykelly .
1978.04.01 Germany: Tofrek Barracks East, Hildesheim 1 Regiment AAC
. 12 Feb - 11 Jun 80: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove .
. Jun - c Oct 1983: Falkland Islands: .
. 1 Apr - 1 Aug 85: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove .
1993.06 Germany: Princess Royal Bks, Gutersloh: Anti-Tank Role 1 Regiment AAC: Gazelle AH.1, Lynx AH.7
. 1996: Bosnia and Herzegivina, flying the Lynx Mk 7 on Operation Joint Endeavour IFOR
2000.03.31 England: Middle Wallop: Development & Trials Role HQ Director Army Aviation: Apache AH1
. 2003: Disbanded .
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. 651 Squadron AAC .
2006 England: Reformed at RAF Odiham as the primary operator of the Defender AL1, providing fixed-wing manned airborne surveillance in support of counter terrrorist operations .
2008.07 Northern Ireland: RAF Aldergrove 5 Regiment AAC
. 20 Sep 2009: Station became Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove .
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