No.684 Squadron

A mask
Badge
A mask
Motto
Invisus videns - Seeing though unseen
Formed
29 September 1943
Disbanded
01 September 1946

No.684 Squadron was formed from a nucleus supplied by No 681 Squadron at Dum Dum, India on 29 September 1943. It operated as a photographic reconnaissance covering all areas of South East Asia including Burma, Siam and Malaya. A detachment based in Ceylon covered the Dutch East Indies from September 1944. In October the unit moved to Saigon, Vietnam. It moved on to Siam in January 1946 and was renumbered No 81 Squadron on 1 September 1946.


AIRCRAFT

Mosquito II/VI/XI/XVI 1943 – 1946
B-25 1943 – 1945
Mosquito 34 1945 – 1946
Beaufighter VI/X 1945 – 1945
Spitfire IX/XIX 1945 – 1946


Reference Sources

The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force
James J Halley Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1988

RAF Squadrons
Wg Cdr C G Jefford Airlife 2001

Coastal Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
John D R Rawlings Jane’s Publishing 1982


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