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No. 679 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - 26 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role anti-aircraft co-operation
Base Ipswich
Insignia
Squadron Codes 3M (Dec 1943 - Jun 1945)[1][2]

No. 679 Squadron RAF was a squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

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History

No. 679 Squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 at Ipswich, from 1616 Flight and 1627 Flight for anti-aircraft training duties, and operated upon formation Lysanders, Martinets, Henleys and Hurricanes, receiving Barracudas in March 1944 and Vultee Vengeances in April 1945. It was disbanded on 26 June 1945.[3][4]

Aircraft operated

From To Aircraft Version
Dec 1943 Feb 1944 Hawker Henley[4]
Dec 1943 Feb 1944 Westland Lysander[4] Mk.III
Dec 1943 Jun 1945 Miles Martinet Mk.I
Dec 1943 Jun 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mks.IIc & IV
Mar 1944 Jun 1945 Fairey Barracuda Mk.II
Apr 1945 Jun 1945 Vultee Vengeance Mk.IV

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Notes

  1. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings, p. 75.
  2. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, p. 56.
  3. ^ a b Rawlings 1982, p. 258.
  4. ^ a b c Halley 1988, p. 452.
  5. ^ Jefford 2001, p. 105.

Bibliography

  • 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 1918-1988. 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.

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