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656 Squadron Talk Part 2 - The Farnborough Era

  • Where:
    Army Flying Museum, Army Flying Museum Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY
  • When:
    22 April
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • How much:
    £10.00
  • Contact:
    01264784421
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656 Squadron Talk Part 2 - The Farnborough Era

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 2 - The Farnborough Era
The Squadron reformed at the RAE Farnborough in 1978 and operated in UK, Belize, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, the Gambia and Kenya on exercise and operations. In 1979/80 the squadron supported the Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Rhodesia and in 1982 deployed to the Falklands providing armed action, reconnaissance, liaison, AOP and casualty evacuation in the war.

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

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