51 Squadron

Dates Location Higher Formation / Notes
     
51 Port Training Squadron
1948.04 England: Marchwood  Formed by redesignation of 1018 Port Op Coy from BAOR
17 Port Training Regiment
  Jan - Sep 57: Middle East 17 Port Training Regiment
  Jun 58 - 1959: Cyprus 17 Port Training Regiment
  1959: Renamed 51 Port Operating Squadron  
1959 Cyprus 17 Port Training Regiment
1960.12 England: Marchwood  17 Port Training Regiment
  1962: Renamed 51 Port Squadron   
  Jul 65: Disbanded. Port duties taken over by RCT   
     
51 Field Squadron (Airfields)
1965.08 England: Claro Barracks, Ripon  Reformed: 38 Engineer Regiment 
1966.01 Singapore Took over from 5001 Airfield Const Sqn (Light) of the RAF
1968.03 England: Waterbeach  39 Engineer Regiment (Airfields) 
  Mar to Sep 71: Anguila: Op Sheepskin  
  Oct 73 - Jan 74: Oman: Op Tenable (3 Troop): looking for sites to drill for water  
  Oct 73 - Jan 74: Cyprus: (? Troop): working on a mole in a harbour  
  Oct 73 - Jan 74: Belize: (? Troop)  
  13 Feb - 12 Jun 75: Northern Ireland Tour: Castledillon  
  Jun 77: Renamed 51 Field Squadron (Construction)   
1977.06 England: Claro Barracks, Ripon  38 Engineer Regiment
  9 Jun - 11 Oct 78: Northern Ireland Tour: Castledillon  
  Nov 82 - Apr 83: Falkland Islands 37 Engineer Regiment 
  Jan 83: Renamed 51 Field Squadron  
  1988: Renamed 51 Field Squadron (Air Mobile)  
  Jun - Dec 95: Ploce, Bosnia: Op Grapple Surge 24 Air Mobile Bde
To build a camp for 24 Air Mobile Bde
  Sep 99: Renamed 51 Parachute Squadron (Air Assault)  
2006 England: Rock Barracks, Woodbridge 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)
  Apr - Oct 06: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 4 16 Air Assault Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 08: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 8  
  Oct 10 - Apr 11: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 13  
     
     

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