No. 653 Squadron AAC

653 Squadron AAC is a squadron of the British Army's Army Air Corps (AAC).

653 Squadron AAC
Active11 May 1958 – 19 Oct 1967
1 Nov 1971 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army Air Corps
Part of3 Regiment Army Air Corps
Attack Helicopter Force
BaseWattisham Airfield
Motto(s)Latin: Ubique Speculabundus
(Translation: "The eyes of the guns are everywhere")
Squadron badge heraldryIn front of two gun barrels in saltire, an eagle's head affrontée erased
Aircraft flown
HelicopterAgustaWestland Apache AH.1


The squadron served in Aden from 9 March 1961 until 1967.

Current use

The squadron operates the Apache AH.64 from Wattisham Airfield.[1] It will be the Apache Conversion Squadron after 2015.[2]


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