No. 654 Squadron AAC

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

No. 654 Squadron AAC
654 Aviation Squadron
654 Light Aircraft Squadron
Active1958-2014
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army Air Corps
Aircraft flown
HelicopterAgustaWestland Apache AH.1

History

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.

Deployments

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

Aircraft operated

The squadron operated a variety of helicopters:

Locations

References

  1. "654 Squadron". Helis. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

Official website

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