No. 652 Squadron AAC
|No. 652 (Wildcat Fielding) Squadron AAC|
|Active||1 September 1957 - present|
|Part of||1 Regiment Army Air Corps|
|Helicopter||AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1|
During the Cold War, the squadron was part of No. 2 Regiment AAC (along with 662 Sqn), the two squadrons were at different locations, 662 Sqn was at Münster, and 652 was at Bünde. About 1984, as a result of changing the structure of AAC Regiments, 2 Regiment was disbanded and 652 Sqn became part of 1 Regiment AAC at Hildesheim, Germany - each regiment now consisting of three squadrons and a HQ Troop. Sometime after 1990, 1 Regiment moved to Gutersloh, Germany.
- Between September 1984 and February 1985, the unit deployed to the Falkland Islands being split between Goose Green and Port Stanley.
- Between April 2005 and September 1998, the unit deployed four times to Iraq (Operation Telic) with Westland Gazelles and Westland Lynx's.
- Between 2004 and 2015, 652 Sqn deployed to Afghanistan (Operation Herrick) with Lynxes.
The unit took part in Exercise Wildcat Zenith during March 2015.