united kingdom 16 Flight

Army Air Corps


16 Flt :

1958 to 2003    





Variously, a subordinate Flight within an AAC Squadron, latterly its existence was as an Independent Flight. Formed at Noble Field, Kuala Lumpur in 1958 as part of 656 Squadron (there does not appear to have been a 1916 Flight preceding it), it disbanded on 31 Mar 1962, to reform the next day as a Flight within 653 Squadron in Aden. It moved to Malaysia in Sep 1962 and was still at Kuching in Sep 1964, when it transferred its Skeeters and became the Air Troop of 4 RTR - which itself disbanded in 1966.

Reformed in Oct 1969 as an independent 16 Flight with Sioux AH.1 at Dhekelia in Cyprus. After the first of 4 Alouette II returned on 10 Oct 1977 (following its absence since Jun 1962), the Sioux were finally swapped for Alouette in 1978. In Nov 1988, the Alouette were replaced by the Gazelle AH.1. 16 Flight disbanded in Cyprus on 31 March 2003.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1969/03CY Dhekelia
1962/64MY KuchingWBGG

Models

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YearsModels
1988/03SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1977/88SE3130 Alouette II
1969/78sioux
1962/64skeeter

List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for 16 Flt
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1582 se3130 1961 XR378 : Ex F-WIEM. Delivered as XJ378 in error. 6 Flt (Netheravon) by Sep 1972, se+
- N9ZJ : Became G-BSFS 30 May 1990, to N9ZJ 30 Jul 2001 registered in Idaho.
1583 se3130 1961 XR379 : dd May 1961 as F-WIEN to Middle Wallop. Originally serialled XJ379 until c+
1979 ah.1 1984 ZB678 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990
2003 ah.1 1984 ZB690 : 16 Flt by Mar 1990, until 2003



Operations


DatesOperation
20-jul-7430-sep-74CY Partition of Cyprus



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