Date(s) - 14/10/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Army Flying
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656 Sqn Talk Pt 1 Formation and the Far East, WW2, Malaya,Korea,Hong Kong
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. Over the period it has existed it 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 –
The Squadron was formed in 1943 and immediately departed for India and Burma where it was the only Air Observation Post (AOP) squadron in support of the 14th Army. It operated with distinction during the Burma campaign and at the end of the war moved to Malaya where fairly rapidly became involved in the Malayan Emergency. This period of the Squadron’s history ended in Hong Kong.
A curry supper is also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm – advance order only (last orders for curry Sunday 11 October).
Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.