No.691 Squadron

In front of a sword and anchor in saltire, a popinjay
Badge
In front of a sword and anchor in saltire, a popinjay
Motto
Volamus ut serviamus - We fly to serve
Formed
01 December 1943
Disbanded
11 February 1949

No 691 Squadron was formed at RAF Roborough on 1 December 1943 from No 1623 Flight for anti-aircraft co-operation duties. It operated over South West England. On 11 February 1949 the unit was renumbered No 17 Squadron.


AIRCRAFT

Hurricane I/II 1943 - 1945
Defiant 1943 - 1945
Oxford 1943 - 1949
Barracuda 1944 - 1945
Vengeance 1945 - 1947
Martinet 1945 - 1949
Spitfire XVI 1945 - 1949
Harvard 1945 - 1949


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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