No. 653 Squadron AAC

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No. 653 Squadron AAC
Active 11 May 1958 – 19 Oct 1967
1 Nov 1971 – present
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch United Kingdom Army Air Corps
Part of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps
16 Air Assault Brigade
Base Wattisham Airfield
Motto(s) Latin: Ubique Speculabundus
(Translation: "The eyes of the guns are everywhere")
Squadron badge heraldry In front of two gun barrels in saltire, an eagle's head affrontée erased
Aircraft flown
Helicopter AgustaWestland Apache AH.1

No. 653 Squadron AAC is a squadron of the British Army's Army Air Corps (AAC).


The squadron served in Aden from 9 March 1961 until 1967.

Current use[edit]

The squadron operates the Apache AH.1 from Wattisham Airfield.[1] It will be the Apache Conversion Squadron after 2015.[2]