united kingdom 661 Squadron

Army Air Corps




Part of 1 Regiment, AAC



1943 to present    




Reformed as an Army Air Corps squadron on 24 Nov 1969 at Detmold.
Reformed on 1 Mar 1978 by renumbering 657 Squadron.



661 was Recce Sqn and only flew Gazelle helicopters. When I arrived in 1984 Major Walsh was OC and in 95 we did a 6 month tour of NI at Aldergrove.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2013/    AAC DishforthEGXD
1995HR Divulje Barracks
1993/13DE G├╝terslohETUO
1978/93DE HildesheimEDVM
1976/78Long Kesh
1969/78DE DetmoldEDLJ

Models

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YearsModels
2011/14Lynx
2011/15Lynx AH9A
2004/11 Lynx     Lynx AH9
1993/05 Lynx     Lynx AH7
1978/93 Lynx     Lynx AH1
1977/00SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1969/79 Scout     Scout AH.1

List of aircraft

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1177 ah.1 1974 XW896 : AAC; 1975 661Sqn.
1318 ah.1 1975 XX398 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland.; 10may86 661Sqn.
107 ah1 1979 XZ203 : AAC; 1992 type:Lynx AH7 653Sqn.; 1997 671Sqn./Z; 1998 671Sqn.; 2000 671Sqn+
138 ah1 1979 XZ216 : AAC in 1987 653Sqn. ; 2000 type:AH7 661Sqn.
1682 ah.1 1977 XZ338 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 661Sqn.
Westland XZ338 : 1st Gazelle built at Weston-super-Mare, ff 28 Oct 1977, dd 16 Nov 1977
1698 ah.1 1977 XZ343 : 661 Sq, visited RAF Bruggen 28 Jul 1999
285 ah1 1983 ZD276 : 652 Sq; 661 Sq; 656 Sq; 671 Sq; 655 Sq
Everett Aero ZD276 : to Everett Aero 2008. At some point, a Gazelle (unknown) tail unit was ma+
Mayhem Paintball ZD276 : to Mayhem Paintball Essex by Jul 2009
: 07Jun18 pictured at Mayhem Paintball, Abridge with Gazelle tail and fenest+
320 ah7 1985 ZE376 : 10sep06 661Sqn. Tag der Heeresflieger
328 ah7 1987 ZE382 : w/o 09sep04 in Czech Rpublic, 661Sqn AH.9 type



Operations


DatesOperation
may-13sep-13AF Operation Herrick
21-mar-9220-dec-95BA UNPROFOR
dec-90mar-91IQ Operation Desert Shield/Storm