No. 662 Squadron AAC
|No. 662 Squadron AAC|
|Part of||3 Regiment Army Air Corps|
16 Air Assault Brigade
|Helicopter||AgustaWestland Apache AH.1|
662 Air Observation Sqn RAF was formed on 30 September 1943, manned by Royal Artillery pilots and RAF crewmen. The squadron was active in the European Theatre of Operations throughout 1944, flying MK3 Austers to conduct counter battery registration and aerial photography tasks.
The squadron remained in Germany in the immediate aftermath of the war and was disbanded there in December 1945. It subsequently reformed as a Royal Auxiliary Air Force unit in Colerne, before disbanding again in March 1967. In 1971 the squadron reformed as part of 3AAC, located in Soest, Germany.
The squadron is currently stationed at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk, where it operates WAH64D Apache Attack Helicopters, in support of 3(UK) Division.
- "Army Air Corps". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2018.