656 Sqn talk pt 3 - A Dedicated Attack Helicopter656 Squadron Association talk
The 656 Squadron Association will deliver a series of 3 talks detailing the history of the Squadron 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 arguably 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 3 – 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 also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm - advance order only (last orders for curry Sunday 29 November).
Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.