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656 Squadron Talk Part 1 - Formation and the Far East

  • Where:
    Army Flying Museum, Army Flying Museum Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY
  • When:
    25 March
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • How much:
    £10.00
  • Contact:
    01264784421
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656 Squadron Talk Part 1 - Formation and the Far East

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 sqn has the distinction of having more operational hours than any other sqn 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 1 – Formation & the Far East
The Sqn was formed in 1943 and immediately departed for India and Burma where it was the only Air Observation Post (AOP) Sqn in support of the 14th Army. It operated with distinction during the Burma campaign and at the end of the war moved to Malaya and fairly rapidly became involved in the Malayan Emergency. This period of the Squadron’s history ended in Hong Kong.

A curry supper is available from from the Apache Cafe at 6pm - advance booking only.

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