united kingdom 657 squadron

Army Air Corps



1943 to present    





Transferred 1 Flight (as then, 1901 Flt) from the unit to 652 Sq in 1952.
Detached 6 of the unit 10 Sioux AH.1 to Long Kesh, via Hannover and Aldergrove between Feb and Jun 1972.
On 1 Mar 1978, the unit was re-numbered 661 Squadron. Reformed on 1 Apr 1978 from 665 Squadron.
Moved to Oakington in Jul 1990 and ceased to be an independent unit, becoming part of 9 Regiment.
On 16 Jan 2018, the unit celebrated the withdrawl from service of the Lynx AH.9 with a 4 airframe flight around the southern UK, in company with a Chinook as a media platform.



1974, 657 sqn base was Soltau, during that year we were sent on Op Banner to Ballykelly aircraft we used were bell 47g we fly out of Gutersloh in Belfast aircraft and used night sun in theatre. 7 regiment AAC, had 14flt also 2flt plus Beaver flight I was close to demob and drove the C O. also did artic warfare training with 2flt in norway and saw a 33 sqn RAF puma crash in Norway all crew were lost.I left the AAC in june of 1978 Cpl white

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News of 657 squadron


Farewell to British Army’ Lynx, 05-Jan-18 : To mark the Lynx decommissioning, British Army last 5 Lynx will fly from RAF Odiham on a commemorative tour around England next Tuesday January 16th, 2018


Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2003JO Al AzraqOJ40
2000/    RAF OdihamEGVO
1992/00AAC DishforthEGXD
1990/92OakingtonEGUO
1978/90Colchester Kirkee
1972Long Kesh
1969/78DE Bournemouth Barracks

Models

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YearsModels
1969/78sioux
1969/78 scout     Scout AH.1
??/18Lynx AH9A





List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for . / 657Sq / 657 Sq
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
f.9508 ah.1 1963 XP907 : 657Sq (ex 3CBAS /U) landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 Jun 1982, +
Royal Marines XP907 : Royal Marines; 06jan80 3CBAS /U on route; toward G-SROE
- G-SROE : ex XP907
f.9529 ah.1 1964 XR629 : 657Sq landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 Jun 1982, for South Atla+
f.9715 ah.1 1968 XV140 : 657Sq by Mar 1982
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).
f.9716 ah.1 XV141 : 657Sq landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 Jun 1982, for South Atla+
f.9743 ah.1 1970 XW615 : 657Sq by Mar 1982
Royal Marines XW615 : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)S, embarked RFA Sir Lancelot at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
: 3CBAS/S concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
085 ah1 1978 XZ191 : AAC; 2003 type:AH7 671Sqn./A; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
133 ah1 1979 XZ214 : AAC; 1992 type:AH.7 654Sqn.; 2007 type:AH.7 657Sqn.
1563 ah.1 1976 XZ308 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland 1994 /V 657Sqn ; 2001 656Sqn ; 2004 4Reg+
1705 ah.1 1978 XZ345 : 657 Sq by 2000, 671 Sq/M by Aug 2002
152 ah1 XZ608 : 2011 657Sqn
167 ah1 XZ616 : AAC; 2011 type:AH7 657Sqn.
180 ah1 1980 XZ645 : AAC AH7 type;1993 657Sqn.; 1997 9Reg.
- XZ645 : Sitting outside Delta Force paintball in Romany, UK by Apr17
279 ah1 1983 ZD275 : 656 Sq by 1984, 657 Sq by 1985 still 1991, 657 Sq/Q by 1992, to Fleetlands+
321 ah7 ZE377 : AAC; 657 Sqn w/o 01aug89
329 ah7 1986 ZF537 : 09sep16 type: AH.9A 657Sqn. at Prestwick
: 657 Sq. Took part in celebration flypast to mark end of Lynx AH.9 in AAC s+
330 ah7 1987 ZF538 : 657 Sq. Took part in celebration flypast to mark end of Lynx AH.9 in AAC s+
Royal Marines ZF538 : Royal Marines in 2007 847Sqn.
: conv AH.9A type, also with AAC
357 ah9 1992 ZG918 : Aug16 657sq
: 657 Sq. Took part in celebration flypast to mark end of Lynx AH.9 in AAC s+



Operations


DatesOperation
feb-03mar-03IQ Operation Telic



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