united kingdom 653 squadron

Army Air Corps



Part of 3 Regiment, AAC


1942 to present    






Disbanded Jul 1977 as part of the preparations to introduce 3 REGT into Germany and reformed at Soest as part of 4 REGT by renumbering 654 Squadron on 1 Apr 1978.

While stationed in Soest, the unit rotated a small detachment of Scout at Omagh in NI between Oct 1978 and 1980.



653 Sqd AAC were based at Netheravon Airfield during the 70s and only visited Aldergrove as part of the Northern Ireland support as did all European based Squadrons. These were typically 4 month tours and Aldergrove was the base for the UK based Squadrons when in NI.
Bill Horsburgh ex ACC chef: It was the first AAC Sqdn to have a ACC chef attached to it. Just prior to it moving from Carter Bks Bulford to Netherhaven Airfield where a Regt was formed. It would be very interesting if there was anyone out there remembers this

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1999MK PetrovecLWSK
1999YU Film City
1993/    AAC WattishamEGUW
1978/93DE SoestEDLZ
1978/80Omagh
1969/77JHCFS AldergroveEGAA
1967/69YE Khormaksar / Aden InternationalOYAA

Models

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YearsModels
2009/    WAH-64 Apache
1980/??Lynx







Operations


DatesOperation
may-13sep-13AF Operation Herrick
sep-11jan-12AF Operation Herrick
jan-10may-10AF Operation Herrick
aug-99oct-99Y2 KFOR (kosovo force)

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