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  • united kingdom 663 Squadron

    Army Air Corps




    Part of 3 Regiment, AAC



    1944 to present    





    Helicopters

    Reformed in Oct 1969, it disbanded in Jul 1977 at Netheravon and reformed in place at Soest on 1 Apr 1978, by renumbering 660 Squadron, taking over their Sioux and Scout airframes as part of 3 REGT AAC. It remained based at Soest (apart from detachments and roulements) until withdrawn from Germany when it moved to Wattisham in 1993.



    Formed in 1969, the squadron had Bell47 Sioux AH1 and Westland Scout AH1 helicopters.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1993/    AAC WattishamEGUW
    1978/93DE SoestEDLZ
    1969/77AAC NetheravonEGDN


    Models

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    YearsModels
    2005/    WAH-64 Apache
    1969/??Sioux
    1969/?? Scout     Scout AH.1
    ??/05SA341B Gazelle AH.1




    663 Squadron List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    f.9472 ah.1 1961 XP846 : present at St Athan airshow 1971
    1002 ah.1 1972 XW842 : AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 06aug79
    1165 ah.1 1974 XW892 : 1985 663 Sqn
    - G-CGJX : ex XW892
    1241 ah.1 1974 XX373 : AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 15sep82
    1253 ah.1 1974 XX375 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    1283 ah.1 1974 XX385 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    1366 ah.1 1975 XX414 : AAC Gazelle AH.l1 built by Westland. ; in 1992 /M 663Sqn. ; 1994 651Sqn.
    1401 ah.1 1975 XX435 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 663Sqn; 2000 671Sqn /W
    1235 ah.1 1976 XX443 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 /T 663Sqn.
    1248 ah.1 1976 XX444 : ARWF; ARWS; 658 Sq; 656 Sq; 658 Sq; 656 Sq; 663 Sq; 656 Sq; 663 Sq; 662 S+
    1454 ah.1 1976 XX453 : 663 Sq 3 REGT by Mar 2005
    056 ah1 1978 XZ181 : AAC; 1984 652Sqn; 1992 663Sqn /H
    082 ah1 1978 XZ190 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    104 ah1 1979 XZ198 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    1506 ah.1 XZ294 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 663Sqn.
    1539 ah.1 1976 XZ303 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    168 ah1 1980 XZ617 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    173 ah1 1980 XZ642 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    201 ah1 1980 XZ653 : 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    221 ah1 1981 XZ664 : AH.7 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    - XZ664 : to Barby paintball site as hulk, by May 2010, until late 2017.
    : pictured at paintball range "Warfighters R6 Centre" near Barby (TO212)
    : Tail boom at HMS Sultan for instructional use by
    230 ah1 1981 XZ669 : AH.7 663 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    1808 ah.1 1980 ZA766 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 663Sqn.



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    jan-13may-13AF Operation Herrick
    may-11sep-11AF Operation Herrick
    sep-09jan-10AF Operation Herrick
    jan-08may-08AF Operation Herrick
    feb-03jun-03IQ Operation Telic