655 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 655 Light Aircraft Squadron .
1962.04.01 Germany: Formed at Tofrek Barracks East, Hildesheim 1st Wing AAC: Sud-Aviation Alouette II
1964.04 Germany: Herford Disbanded?
. 1964: Renamed 655 Aviation Squadron .
. 1964 - 1969: Employed as 4 Div Army Aviation HQ .
1969 Germany: Hobart Barracks, Detmold. Reformed from 8 Flight: .
. 1 Jan 73: Renamed 655 Squadron AAC .
. 15 Feb - 15 Jun 73: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh Scout and Sioux
. 10 Oct 73 - 10 Feb 74: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Beaver Fixed Wing Aircraft Flight Only
. 22 Jun - 3 Nov 74: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Aug - 1 Dec 74: Northern Ireland: Omagh Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 12 Feb - 12 Jun 77: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh .
. 1 Apr 1978: Following the Wide Horizon Study, the Squadron was retitled 659 Squadron AAC .
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. 655 Squadron AAC .
1978.04.01 England: Topcliffe. From 666 Squadron: Sp to 24 Inf Bde: Scout AH 1 & Gazelle AH 1
. 14 Feb - 13 Jun 79: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh .
1979.12.12 Northern Ireland: Omagh with Scout Flight at Aldergrove joined Northern Ireland Regiment Northern Ireland Regiment Scout AH 1 & Gazelle AH 1
1982.05.24 Northern Ireland: Shackleton Bks, Ballykelly with Scout Flight at Aldergrove Northern Ireland Regiment Scout AH 1 & Gazelle AH 1
. Oct 82: Squadron converted from Scouts to Lynx AH 1, the Aldergrove Scout Flight converted to Gazelles Lynx AH 1 and Gazelle AH 1
1991 Northern Ireland: Aldergrove Northern Ireland Regiment: Lynx AH.1
. 1 Dec 93: Northern Ireland Regiment renamed 5 Regiment AAC 5 Regiment AAC: Lynx AH.1
2000 Aldergrove, Northern Ireland: Observation/Utility role Lynx AH.7
. Apr 2007: Disbanded .
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. 655 (The Scottish Horse) Squadron AAC .
2009.04.01 England: Middle Wallop 6 Regiment AAC (V): Formed
. The Squadron provides trained groundcrew in support of training, operations and deployments. .
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