Feb80-Nov83, I served in 662 sqn when it was part of 2 regiment AAC 652 our sister sgn was stationed at Bunde and HQ was at Lubekke 2 regiment was disbanded in 1983 662 was added to 3 regiment who were at soest the sqn whilst i was there had 6 lynx mk1 and 6 gazelles major orde was OC sgn when i arrived i left in november 1982 and went to 7 regimeny who were in netheravon there were no scout at 662 when i was there 652 had scout until late 1981 when they converted to lynx. Steve
Oct80, I Joined 662 Sqdn AAC at waterloo barracks Munster West-Germany(2 Armd Div)Sqdn occupied a Small area next to a Royal Artillery Unit(Abbots)There was a Largish hangar for A/C, Concrete Helicopter Dispersal with a Control Tower,Sqdn a Block parallel to Dispersal used for Signals and Armoury, HQ Building and a Small Building used as a Bar and a M.T Hanger in the Corner of Main Drill Square, Also had a Accommodation block close bye, I left the Sqdn in March 1983(Still at Waterloo barracks) and at that time the Sqdn was getting Ready to Move to Salamanca barracks Soest West- Germany (3 Armd Div).. When I joined the Sqdn it Had 6 AH1 Lynx and 6 Gazzelles and 1 Scout that was about to Retire, T.O.W Missile system was Introduced in Mid 1981 to the Lynx, in late 82 Early 83 Sqdn was slowly Converting to 12 Anti-Tank (T.O.W)Lynx.. Major Orde was Sqdn Commander when I joined and then Major Baines took over and was still in Charge when I left in March 83..
662 Sqdn AAC was not based at Oxford Barracks, they were Based at Waterloo Barracks not far from Oxford Barracks, if my Memory is Correct(1980 to 83), Oxford Barracks was Home to 4 R.T.R (also had a Army Dental Section, Educational Building ) and was located next to the N.A.F.F.I complex, Toch H and BFBS Cinema..
1983-1985, I commanded 662 Squadron AAC. At the time of my arrival the squadron was based in Minden where it had been for a number of years. Soon after we moved to Soest. At the time the squadron was the 1st BR Corps anti-tank reserve, equiped with 12 Lynx/Tow and 3 Gazelle. In 1983/84 the squadron completed a 4 month tour of duty in N.Ireland. 662 Squadron was operational during the invasion of Normandy when in comprised of 3 Austers.
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|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa609||sioux|| XT847 : AAC Sioux AH.1 served with 662 Sqn coded F seen at Middle Wallop Airshow 2+ |
|1192||ah.1|| XW899 : 1991 662Sqn /K desert c/s; 2007 6Flt /Z |
|1269||ah.1||1974|| XX381 : 1998 662Sqn. || XX381 : 1980 3CBAS /F |
|1313||ah.1||1975|| XX395 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 662Sqn /J; 1992 662Sqn /J; 1994 6+ |
|107/1||ah1||1979|| XZ204 : AAC; 662 Sqn w/o 18mar88 |
|1520||ah.1|| XZ297 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 662Sqn; 12jul86 w/o |
|1539||ah.1||1976|| XZ303 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 /S 662Sqn. |
|172||ah1||1980|| XZ641 : AAC AH1 ff 12may80, dd 29may80;
653 Sq by 1984 still 1985;
Wroughton s+ || XZ641 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn. |
|294||ah1||1983|| ZD278 : AAC; 1991 662Sqn |
|wah2||wah-64|| ZJ167 : AAC; 2007 662Sqn. |
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