united kingdom 669 squadron

Army Air Corps



Part of 9 Regiment, AAC


1945 to present    




Although in existence since about Oct 1944, the Squadron officially formed on 1 Jan 1945 in India as a glider assault unit, in preparation for action against the Japanese but as the unit trained, so the war moved farther away. It was disbanded on 10 Nov 1945, never having seen action.

Reformed at RAF Wildenrath on 1 Jun 1971 from 131 Flight with Scout (and Beaver fixed wing), it remained there until being renamed 12 Flight on 1 Sep 1976.
From oct1973 to feb1974 temporarily has a Scout det at Long Kesh.
Until 1983 669 Squadron fell under 9 regiment. In this period 2 times temporarily based in Northern Ireland (Scout det.).
In 1983 9 regiment disbanded. The Squadron goes to the 4 regiment also stationed on Detmold. In 1995 4 regiment (654, 659, 669 Squadron) returned to the UK at Wattisham airfield.
From 2006 669 Squadron moved again to 9 regiment stationed at Dishforth.



669 Squadron was activated on 01apr78. Both, Beaver and Scouts were in use between 1971-1976. Later they flew Scout AH1, again, 1978-1981; Gazelle AH1, since 1979; Lynx AH1, 1987-1993; Lynx AH7, at least in 1990.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2006/nowAAC DishforthEGXD
1995/06AAC WattishamEGUW
1978/95DE DetmoldEDLJ
1973/74Long Kesh
1971/76DE RAF WildenrathEDUW
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YearsModels
2010/nowLynx AH9A
1987/93 Lynx     Lynx AH1
1971/81 scout     Scout AH.1



Operations

DatesOperation
nov-10feb-11AF Operation Herrick
feb-08may-08AF Operation Herrick
apr-04sep-04IQ Operation Telic
dec-98jun-99BA SFOR (stabilisation force)





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