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|No. 691 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 December 1943 - 11 February 1949|
|Country|| United Kingdom|
|Branch|| Royal Air Force|
|Motto||Latin: Volamus Ut Serviamus|
("We fly to serve")
|Squadron Badge||In front of a sword and anchor in saltire, a popinjay|
|Squadron Codes||5S (Dec 1943 - Feb 1949)|
No. 691 Squadron RAF was a squadron of the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1949.
The squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at RNAS Roborough from 1623 Flight. It was tasked with anti-aircraft co-operation duties in the Plymouth area operating a variety of aircraft in this role. Most of the work was to fly as training targets for Royal Navy ships. The squadron moved a number of times from the end of the war to RAF Exeter, RAF Weston Zoyland, RAF Fairwood Common, and finally to RAF Chivenor. Its existence ended there when it was renumbered to No. 17 Squadron RAF on 11 February 1949.
- ^ a b c d e Halley 1988, p. 457.
- ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, pp. 95-96.
- ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, pp. 57, 146 and 233
- ^ a b Rawlings 1982, p. 258.
- ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 105.
- Bowyer, Michael J.F. and John D.R. Rawlings. Squadron Codes, 1937-56. Cambridge, UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-85059-364-6.
- Flintham, Vic and Andrew Thomas. Combat Codes: A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 2003. ISBN 1-84037-281-8.
- Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1918-88. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
- Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
- Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.