Formed from 1903 Flight in 1958. 6 month tour of Cyprus between 1964 and 1965, returning to Netheravon where it was then ordered to Northern Ireland. Its 4 Scout were absorbed by 656 Squadron when it was posted to Borneo in Oct 1965. As part of the drawback from full decentralisation, it was amalgamated at Netheravon with two other Air Troops to form the core of a new 663 Squadron in 1969.
After re-equipping with Gazelle in 1976 and a period in Northern Ireland as a resident unit, it moved to Topcliffe in 1979, where it was eventually absorbed into 9 REGT AAC and de-activated in 1991. It re-surfaced in 1993 and when RAF Turnhouse (the military side of Edinburgh airport) closed, the Flight moved to Leuchars and finally disbanded at Netheravon in 2009.
3 Flt List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|1302||ah.1||1975|| XX392 : 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2000 still Sep 2002, at Leuchars Air Show || XX392 : 1980 3CBAS /B |
: Apr 1980, 3 CBAS Dieppe Flt / B visiting Altnagelvin Hospital
|1465||ah.1||1976|| XX456 : 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2001, still Sep 2004, at Leuchars Air Show |
|1634||ah.1||1977|| XZ324 : 3 (V) Flt by Sep 1997, at Leuchars Air Show |
|1645||ah.1||1977|| XZ327 : with 3 Flt AAC in RAF Leuchars, Fife until I personally delivered it in th+ |
: 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2002, still Sep 2003
|1692||ah.1||1977|| XZ341 : 3 (V) Flt, visited RAF Shawbur on 14 Jul 1999 |
: 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2000, at Leuchars Air Show