661 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 1 Interim Squadron AAC .
1968.08 Germany: Detmold. Formed by amalgamating 1 Flight with the Air Troops of 17/21 L, QDG and 3 RHA .
. 1969: Renamed 661 Aviation Squadron .
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. 661 Aviation Squadron ACC .
1969.10 Germany: Hobart Bks, Detmold. Formed by renaming 1 Interim Squadron 4 Division Aviation Regiment: Sioux AH1 and Scout AH1
. 15 Jun - 15 Oct 72: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh .
. 1 Jan 73: Squadron renamed 661 Squadron AAC, 4 Division Aviation Regiment renamed 4 Regiment AAC 4 Regiment AAC
. 25 Mar - 1 Aug 74: Northern Ireland: Ballykelly Sioux Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Apr - 2 Aug 74: Northern Ireland: Omagh Scout Helicopter Detachment
. 1 Mar - 2 Jul 76: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh .
. 2 Jul - 1 Nov 76: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh Composite Sqn with 660 Sqn
. 12 Oct 77 - 12 Feb 78: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh .
. Nov 77: Squadron renamed A Squadron .
. 1 Apr 1978: Following the Wide Horizon Study, the Squadron was retitled 654 Squadron AAC .
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. 661 Squadron AAC .
1978.04.01 Germany: Tofrek Barracks East, Hildesheim. Formed by renaming 657 Sqn 1 Regiment AAC: Gazelle AH1 and Lynx AH1
. 07 Dec 81 - 21 Apr 82: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove .
. 26 Feb - 3 Jun 84: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove .
1993.01 Germany: Princess Royal Bks, Gutersloh: Anti-Tank Role 1 Regiment AAC: Gazelle AH.1, Lynx AH.7
. 2005: Last Lynx Mark 7 helicopter was replaced with the Lynx Mark 9 Lynx AH.9
. Between April 2005 and May 2009: deployed three times on Operation TELIC (Iraq) .
. Between April 2006 and April 2007: Operation OCULUS (the Balkans) .
. 2011: Lynx Mk9 were upgraded to the Lynx Mk9A Lynx Mk9A
2014 England: Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton 1 Regiment AAC
. 1 Regiment will merge with 9 Regiment at Dishforth, bringing the Wildcat force under a single HQ based at Yeovilton, by October 2015 .
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