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656 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 656 Light Aircraft Squadron .
1957.09.01 Malaya: Seremban, Ipoh, Taiping, Sembawang and Noble Field, Kuala Lumpur. Formed from 656 Air Observation Post/Light Liaison Squadron: With 2 & 7 Recce, 11 & 14 Liaison Flights
. By 1959: Included 16 Recce Flt .
1962.08 Malaya: Kluang 2 & 7 Recce, 11, 14 & 16 Liaison Flights
. Dec 62 - ?: Brunei: 14 Flight and a detachment of 7 Flight
. 1 Oct 65: Employed as HQ 4 Wing at Singapore and HQ Army Aviation in Borneo Operations .
. 18 Dec 69: Disbanded .
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. 656 Squadron AAC .
1971.11.01 Reformed in Hong Kong and Seria .
. 1 Jan 1973: Renamed 656 Squadron AAC .
. Jun 77: Disbanded, except 2 flights .
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. 656 Squadron AAC .
1978.04 England: Farnborough. Reformed from 664 Sqn: Sp to 1 Inf Bde
. Dec 80 - Jan 81: Rhodesia: Op Aguila  
1982.03 England: Netheravon 7 Regiment AAC
. 19 May - Jun 82: Falkland Islands: Op Corporate Scout AH.1, Gazelle AH.1
. Jun 82 - Jul 82: Falkland Islands: .
. AAC Falklands Squadron .
1993 England: Dishforth 9 Regiment AAC
. 2000: Dishforth: Anti-tank Lynx AH 7 & Gazelle AH 1
. April - Oct 2004: Converted to Apache Apache
. 2007: AAC restructured into single type regiments .
2007 England: Wattisham: Joined 4 Regiment AAC 4 Regiment AAC: Apache
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