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FROM AUSTER TO APACHE: The History of 656 Squadron RAF/AAC 1942-2012
: FROM AUSTER TO APACHE: The History of 656 Squadron RAF/AAC 1942-2012
: Guy Warner
: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781590982
: 2013
: EPUB
: 336
: 44,4
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656 Squadron celebrated its 70th Anniversary on 31 December 2012. Over the intervening years, the Squadron has served with great distinction in India, Burma, Java, Malaya, Borneo, Hong Kong, the UK, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo and, most recently, in Afghanistan. This is 656's story, told in full and for the first time.
656 Squadron's story is a diverse one, characterized by active deployment in a range of wartime theaters. It was the only Air Observation Post (AOP) squadron to serve with the "Forgotten Army", 14th Army under General Sir Bill Slim in Burma and, after the successful conclusion of this campaign, the Squadron was posted to Malaya, from where it took part in the little known but fierce campaign-countering separatists in Java.







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