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657 Squadron Army air Corps

657 Squadron, Army Air Corps (657 Sqn AAC) operates Lynx AH9A helicopters in support of United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF).

The squadron is a sub unit of 9 Regiment, AAC. It is based at RAF Odiham and is part of the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing (JSFAW) along with 658 Sqn AAC and 7 Squadron RAF.

657 Sqn developed their special forces support role in the late nineties, culminating in its move to Odiham from Dishforth Airfield. The unit flew the Lynx MK7 before upgrading to the Lynx AH9A. It is likely - although not yet officially confirmed - that 657 Sqn will eventually convert to the Wildcat AH1 / HMA, which is replacing all Lynx airframes in the AAC and Fleet Air Arm.

The Lynx is a dual role attack/utility helicopter also once operated by the Commando Helicopter Force (the CHF have now transitioned to the Wildcat AH1)

657 Squadron Lynx helicopter
A Lynx AH.9A assigned to 657 Squadron AAC.

657 Squadron Operations



657 insignia AAC 657 Squadron Info

motto : "Per Terras Perque Caelum"
(By Land and Sky)
based at : RAF Odiham
aircraft : Lynx AH.9A Helicopters


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