656 Squadron Talk Part 4 - A Dedicated Attack Helicopter

  • Where:
    Army Flying Museum, Army Flying Museum Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY
  • When:
    24 June
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
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656 Squadron Talk Part 4 - A Dedicated Attack Helicopter

The 656 Sqn Assoc. will deliver a series of 4 talks detailing the history of the Sqn from the early days in India and Burma through Malaya, Hong Kong, Farnborough, Rhodesia, the Falklands, and Bosnia to the modern era in Afghanistan and Libya.
The Squadron has the distinction of having more operational hours than any other squadron in the British Armed Forces and over the period it has existed has won 1 DSO, 49 DFC, 4 MC, 9 DFM and numerous Mentions in Dispatches. This is unique and the story is fascinating.

Talk 4 – A dedicated Attack Helicopter
The Squadron was selected to become the first Squadron to re-equip with the Apache. It was the first to deploy to Afghanistan and also flew operations from HMS Ocean in Libya. This exciting era is ongoing with the Squadron currently the only maritime strike element available to the Royal Navy until the F35 Lightening II becomes operational from HMS Queen Elizabeth.

A curry supper is available from the Apache Cafe - advance booking only.