No. 654 Squadron AAC (654 Sqn) is a squadron of the British Army's Army Air Corps (AAC).

No. 654 Squadron AAC
654 Aviation Squadron
654 Light Aircraft Squadron
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
BranchUnited Kingdom Army Air Corps
RoleRegimental Headquarters[1]
Part of4 Regiment Army Air Corps
Aircraft flown
HelicopterAgustaWestland Apache AH.1

History edit

The squadron was formed on 1 September 1958 in Germany and employed as 2 Division Aviation HQ between 1964 and October 1969.[2]

Between February and March 1991 the squadron was in Iraq as part of Operation Desert Sabre (the ground phase of Operation Granby) using Westland Lynx AH1GT's against armoured vehicles of the Iraqi 12th Armoured Division. They returned to Hobart Barracks on 22 March 1991 without any losses.

At some point the squadron was reformed and became the Regimental Headquarters for 4 Regiment Army Air Corps[1]

Deployments edit

  • Operation Herrick (Afghanistan):
    • September 2008 – January 2009
    • September 2010 – January 2011
    • January 2012 – May 2012
    • September 2013 – January 2014

Aircraft operated edit

The squadron operated a variety of helicopters:

Locations edit

See also edit

References edit

Citations edit

  1. ^ a b AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. January 2023. p. 75.
  2. ^ Farrar-Hockley 1994, p. 237.
  3. ^ a b c "654 Squadron". Helis. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

Bibliography edit

  • Farrar-Hockley, A (1994). The Army In The Air. UK: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7509-0617-0.

External links edit

Official website