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No. 671 Squadron RAF
Active 1 January 1945 – 25 October 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role Glider squadron
Part of South East Asia Command
Motto Latin: Vafre Ac Furtim
("Smart and unseen")
Squadron Badge heraldry A tiger pierced crosswise with a sword and a sabre (unofficial)[1]

No. 671 Squadron RAF was a glider squadron of the Royal Air Force active during the Second World War.



671 Squadron was formed in India as a glider squadron on 1 January 1945 by renumbering No. 669 Squadron RAF[2], with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. It continued to train, as part of No. 344 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements; the squadron was disbanded as last unit of 344 Wing on 25 October 1945.[2]

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Version
January 1945 August 1945 Hadrian
January 1945 August 1945 de Havilland Tiger Moth Mk.II


Squadron bases

From To Base
1 January 1945 9 February 1945 Bikram, Patna, Bihar
9 February 1945 3 April 1945 Belgaum, Belgaum district, Karnataka
3 April 1945 26 August 1945 Bikram, Patna, Bihar
26 August 1945 25 October 1945 Kargi Road, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh






  • Day, Anthony, CM, CD. No. 671 Squadron, a Wartime History. Middle Wallop, UK: Lucraft/Museum of Army Flying, 1998.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Rawlings, John. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd, 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

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