During Aug 1999, the unit had already been deployed as part of SFOR to Gornji Vakuf, with 4x Lynx AH.7, 2x Lynx AH.9 and 3 Gazelle AH.1
1975, I joined 662 Sqn AAC in Waterloo Barracks as a civilian, initially in the stores for a short period and then as the ATC Clerk, Squadron Interpreter, helped with german liaison and aerial photography for the MOD as the Lynx were introduced. I left the squadron when they moved to Soest. I will never forget the great time we had when I took over Control of the Gazelle and flew us to Meschde Schueren. I would love to hear from any of the ex members, which were stationed together with me. I still have the letter which Major Orde wrote to me on leaving the squadron! PS. The Scots Guards were stationed in Waterloo Barracks during this period, my father was with the 1st and 2nd Battalion.
Feb80-Nov83, I served in 662 sqn when it was part of 2 regiment AAC 652 our sister sgn was stationed at Bunde and HQ was at Lubekke 2 regiment was disbanded in 1983 662 was added to 3 regiment who were at soest the sqn whilst i was there had 6 lynx mk1 and 6 gazelles major orde was OC sgn when i arrived i left in november 1982 and went to 7 regimeny who were in netheravon there were no scout at 662 when i was there 652 had scout until late 1981 when they converted to lynx. Steve
Oct80, I Joined 662 Sqdn AAC at waterloo barracks Munster West-Germany(2 Armd Div)Sqdn occupied a Small area next to a Royal Artillery Unit(Abbots)There was a Largish hangar for A/C, Concrete Helicopter Dispersal with a Control Tower,Sqdn a Block parallel to Dispersal used for Signals and Armoury, HQ Building and a Small Building used as a Bar and a M.T Hanger in the Corner of Main Drill Square, Also had a Accommodation block close bye, I left the Sqdn in March 1983(Still at Waterloo barracks) and at that time the Sqdn was getting Ready to Move to Salamanca barracks Soest West- Germany (3 Armd Div).. When I joined the Sqdn it Had 6 AH1 Lynx and 6 Gazzelles and 1 Scout that was about to Retire, T.O.W Missile system was Introduced in Mid 1981 to the Lynx, in late 82 Early 83 Sqdn was slowly Converting to 12 Anti-Tank (T.O.W)Lynx.. Major Orde was Sqdn Commander when I joined and then Major Baines took over and was still in Charge when I left in March 83..
662 Sqdn AAC was not based at Oxford Barracks, they were Based at Waterloo Barracks not far from Oxford Barracks, if my Memory is Correct(1980 to 83), Oxford Barracks was Home to 4 R.T.R (also had a Army Dental Section, Educational Building ) and was located next to the N.A.F.F.I complex, Toch H and BFBS Cinema..
1983-1985, I commanded 662 Squadron AAC. At the time of my arrival the squadron was based in Minden where it had been for a number of years. Soon after we moved to Soest. At the time the squadron was the 1st BR Corps anti-tank reserve, equiped with 12 Lynx/Tow and 3 Gazelle. In 1983/84 the squadron completed a 4 month tour of duty in N.Ireland. 662 Squadron was operational during the invasion of Normandy when in comprised of 3 Austers.
To the person who wrote the last comment about commanding 662 squadron when they moved to Soest in 83. I am looking for anyone who knows/remembers my Dad who was sent there in 83 when I was just a baby. He was in 662 reg 3 from 83-85 I think.. Before this he was based at Middle Wallop and previously trained at Arborfield Apprenticeship School. His name was Robert Walden-Bevan (Bev)..
|2003||Basrah International Airport||ORMM|
|1969/83||Waterloo Barracks, Münster|
662 Squadron List of helicopters
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa609||Sioux|| XT847 : AAC Sioux AH.1 served with 662 Sqn coded F seen at Middle Wallop Airshow 2+ |
|f.9714||ah.1|| XV139 : AH.1 for AAC; 653 Sq; 662 Sq; 656 Sq; 657 Sq; Wroughton; Dishforth |
|1192||ah.1|| XW899 : 1991 662Sqn /K desert c/s; 2007 6Flt /Z |
|1233||ah.1||1974|| XW913 : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999 |
|1269||ah.1||1974|| XX381 : 1998 662Sqn. |
: 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
| XX381 : Mar 1975 3CBAS Salerno Flt, deployed to Malta (with XX383) |
: 1980 3CBAS /F
- XX381 : Feb12 displayed within grounds Wellbeck Defence Sixth Form College, Woodho+
: Dec17 still at Welbeck College just visible from main entrance barrier
|1313||ah.1||1975|| XX395 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 662Sqn /J; 1992 662Sqn /J; 1994 6+ |
|1248||ah.1||1976|| XX444 : ARWF; ARWS; 658 Sq; 656 Sq; 658 Sq; 656 Sq; 663 Sq; 656 Sq; 663 Sq; 662 S+ |
|1484||ah.1||1976|| XX460 : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999 |
|077||ah1||1978|| XZ188 : 651 Sq; Lynx Conv Flt; 655 Sq; 665 Sq; 655 Sq; 662 Sq; 654 Sq |
|107/1||ah1||1979|| XZ204 : AAC; 662 Sqn w/o 18mar88 |
|1520||ah.1|| XZ297 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 662Sqn; 12jul86 w/o |
|1539||ah.1||1976|| XZ303 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 /S 662Sqn. |
|1647||ah.1||1977|| XZ328 : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999 |
|1677||ah.1||1977|| XZ337 : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999 |
|172||ah1||1980|| XZ641 : 671 Sq/G still 1997; 662 Sq by 1999 || XZ641 : Royal Marines in 2007 type:AH7 847Sqn. |
|1813||ah.1||1980|| ZA771 : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999 |
|294||ah1||1983|| ZD278 : AAC Lynx AH1; 1991 662Sqn ||- ZD278 : Nov18 pictured (pic3) at Delta Force paintball park, within Knowsley Safar+ |
|wah2||wah-64|| ZJ167 : AAC; 2007 662Sqn. |
|20-sep-16||24-mar-17||Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016|