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Army Air Corps

666 squadron (volunteers)

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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1986/09AAC NetheravonEGDN
1971/79RAF TopcliffeEGXZ


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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn 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
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
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 : 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

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