Formed at RAF Andover on 5 Mar 1945 as an RCAF unit, it was to be the last AOP Squadron formed in WWII.
In its preparation to move to Soest, 3 REGT divested itself of 666 Squadron to become an independent unit in 1976. It retired its 6 Sioux on 22 Feb 1978. Moved to Netheravon 1986 and disbanded there on 1 Apr 2009.
Based at RAF Topcliffe from early 1970s in support of 24 Brigade. Flew 6 Scout AH1 and 6 Sioux. Shared hanger 5 with 15 flight AAC who had 4 Beaver. Known as the Scottish Squadron from its late RAF days. Was part of 3 regiment AAC based at Netheravon. Believe they moved to Dishforth shortly after 24 brigade moved into RAF Topcliffe.
Flew Sioux AH1 at least from March 1975.
666 Squadron was deactivated on 01Nov78. It was reformed as 666(TA)Squadron on 26Apr86. It flew Scout AH1 between Apr86-Mar94 and Gazelle AH1 from 1994-2009.
List of aircraft
List of Aircraft for . / 666 Sq / 666Sq
|C/N||Version||Built||In this Org||In other Org|
|wa333||sioux||1965|| XT174 : AAC with 666 Sqn displayed at RAF Topcliffe Open Day 08jul72 |
|f.9632||ah.1||1966|| XT626 : Scout AH.1 XT626 / Q with 666 Squadron Army Air Corps badge, in 50th anniv+ ||- G-CIBW : 11oct13 |
|f.9715||ah.1||1968|| XV140 : 666 Sq/K by Jul 1986 || XV140 : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)U, embarked RFA Sir Lancelot at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982. |
: 3CBAS/U concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
- G-KAXL : To G-KAXL North Weald 1999 (still wearing 666 Sq/K marks May 2002).
- 9L- : apr06
|1217||ah.1|| XW908 : Jul05 666Sqn./A |
|1273||ah.1||1974|| XX383 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland. In 2000 /D 666Sqn. |
: 666 Sq / D visited RAF Shawbury on 7 Jul 1999
| XX383 : 1980 3CBAS /C |
|1631||ah.1|| XZ323 : Jul05 666Sqn./H |
|1652||ah.1|| XZ331 : AAC AH.1; 08jun08 as /D 666 Sqn at Sywell National Helicopter Championship+ |
|1815||ah.1|| ZA773 : Jul05 666Sqn./F |