united kingdom 666 Squadron (Volunteers)

Army Air Corps



1945 to 2009    




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.


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YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1986/09AAC NetheravonEGDN
1971/79RAF TopcliffeEGXZ



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YearsModels
1994/09SA341B Gazelle AH.1
1986/94Scout
??/78Sioux



666 Squadron (Volunteers) List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
f.9529 ah.1 1964 XR629 : 666 Sq /B by Jun 1972, fitted with SS11 missile.
f.9530 ah.1 XR630 : 666 Sq / F by Jun 1972
1540 ab47g-3b 1964 XT131 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
- G-CICN : MoD Army History Aicraft Flight at Middle Wallop Nov13-Mar15; Historic Air+
: 13Jul19, G-CICN of the Historic Army Aircraft Flight at RNAS Yeovilton, we+
1556 ab47g-3b 1964 XT144 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
- OE-CXP : Unk to HB-XOJ
- HB-XOJ : Unk to EC-DUV
: w/o 18aug91
- EC-DUV : Unk revert to HB-XOJ
wa333 Sioux 1965 XT174 : AAC with 666 Sqn displayed at RAF Topcliffe Open Day 08jul72
wa440 Sioux 1967 XT551 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
- ZS-HJT : Private
wa442 Sioux 1967 XT553 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
- HB-XLX : Private w/o 09Sep89 crashed Las Mignacles
wa447 Sioux 1967 XT558 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
f.9627 ah.1 1965 XT621 : 666 Sq; 664 Sq; 666 Sq; 656 Sq; 655 Sq
f.9632 ah.1 1966 XT626 : 29jul07 pictured (pic1) as /Q 666 Squadron Army Air Corps badge, in 50th a+
- G-CIBW : Ministry of Defence; Army Historic Aircraft Flight at Middle Wallop from O+
: 09mar19 pictured (pic2) as XT626 / Q, having rotors removed after visiting+
f.9715 ah.1 1968 XV140 : 666 Sq/K by Jul 1986
Royal Marines 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
wa713 Sioux 1969 XW193 : Took part in 666 Sq disbandment flypast on 22 Feb 1978, subsequently flew +
Royal Marines XW193 : RM, Sioux AH.1, 21oct78 in storage at Wrougthon
PDG Helicopters G-BHKW : private Jan80-Jan85
: Dollar Air Services Ltd Jan85-Mar87
- SX-HCC : Greece from 1987
f.9737 ah.1 1969 XW282 : del 1969; 666 Sq /W by Jul 1984
- ZK-HUC : ZK-HUC
: w/o 13 Mar 2002 in NZ as ZK-HUC,
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
Royal Marines XX383 : Mar 1975 3CBAS Salerno Flt, deployed to Malta (with XX381)
: 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