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658 squadron
Formed on 30 Apr 1943 as an Air Observation Post unit at Old Sarum, it went to France shortly after D-Day and moved through Holland and Germany. It moved back to the UK prior to embarkation for India and was eventually disbanded at Hakimpet on 1 Apr 1947.
A detachment was sent to Northern Ireland between Nov 1976 and Feb 1977. Within 4 Regiment in BAOR, on 1 Dec 1978 the unit was renamed 664 Squadron.

Reformed from 8 Flight on 1 Sep 2013.



II served with 658 Squadron in Minden Germany from 1972 to 75 we had 6 bell 47 at that time, I was 14/20th Kings Hussars until the official launch of the AAC in 1974 when i transfered. Half of the Squadron served in Northern Ireland Long Kesh with half from 655 Squadron, in October 1974 Long Kesh was burnt to the ground. The mass breakout was filmed by our helicopters above the flames the video has not yet surfaced. I also served in Sharjah Persian Gulf with 13 flt. in 1970 which changed to 668 Squadron AAC

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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2013/    CredenhillEGVH
1995/09AAC NetheravonEGDN
1976/77Long Kesh
1969/78DE Minden

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2013/    AS365N3 Dauphin 2




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List of Aircraft for . / 658Sq / 658 Sq / 658(V)Sq / 658 (V) Sq
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1178 ah.1 1974 XW897 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1994 670Sqn./Z; 1996 670Sqn./Z; 1998 6+
1209 ah.1 XW904 : 2000 658Sqn /D
1240 ah.1 1974 XX372 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1978 2Flt.; 1991 658Sqn./B desert c/s
1401 ah.1 1975 XX435 : 658 (V) Sq / V, 7 (V) REGT by Aug 2004, still by Apr 2005
1435 ah.1 XX445 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 658Sqn./T; 2000 658Sqn./T
: Jul05 658Sqn./T
1488 ah.1 1976 XX462 : 658 Sq, visited RAF Shawbury 23 Jul 1999
: AAC; Jul05 658Sqn./W
1506 ah.1 XZ294 : Jul05 658Sqn./X
1599 ah.1 XZ316 : Jul05 658Sqn./B
- XZ316 : preserved on display at Eaton Hall Chester in the Duke Of Westminster's pr+
1704 ah.1 1977 XZ344 : Jul05 658Sqn./Y
6808 as365n3 2008 ZJ780 : AAC; 2008-2013 8 Flight; Nov14 658Sq; 2017 still
Eurocopter UK G-CEXT : Eurocopter UK Jun08-Jan09
6823 as365n3 2008 ZJ785 : Oct12 658Sqn
: 20aug15 pictured with 658Sq doing an overshoot at Birmingham International+
Eurocopter UK G-CFFW : Eurocopter UK Aug08-Jan12
6824 as365n3 2008 ZJ787 : AAC 658 Sq from Dec14
Falcon Aviation Services A6-FLU : FAS 2008-2012
FB Heliservices G-CHNJ : FB Heliservices Dec12-Mar13
Ministry of Defence (MoD) G-CHNJ : UK MoD Mar13-Jul14




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