No. 652 Squadron AAC

No. 652 Squadron AAC is a squadron of the British Army's Army Air Corps (AAC).

No. 652 (Wildcat Fielding) Squadron AAC
Active1 September 1957 - present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army Air Corps
Part of1 Regiment Army Air Corps
Garrison/HQRNAS Yeovilton
Aircraft flown
HelicopterAgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1

History

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.

Deployments

Present day

The unit converted to the AgustaWestland Wildcat AH.1 and moved to RNAS Yeovilton becoming the Wildcat Fielding Squadron, training aircrews.[1]

The unit took part in Exercise Wildcat Zenith during March 2015.

References

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