No. 631 Squadron RAF

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No. 631 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 - 7 February 1949
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Role anti-aircraft co-operation
Part of No. 70 Group RAF, Air Defence of Great Britain (43-44)[1]
No. 70 Group RAF, Fighter Command (44-49)[2]
Insignia
Squadron Codes 6D (Dec 1943 - Feb 1949)[3][4]

No. 631 Squadron RAF was an anti-aircraft co-operation squadron of the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1949.

History[edit]

The squadron was formed at RAF Towyn on 1 December 1943, from 1605 Flight and 1628 Flight for anti-aircraft co-operation duties, and operated a variety of aircraft in this role. On 10 May 1945 the squadron moved to RAF Llanbedr. It was disbanded on 11 February 1949 when redesignated No. 20 Squadron RAF.[5][6]

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 631 Squadron, data from[5][6][7]
From To Aircraft Version
December 1943 February 1945 Hawker Henley Mk.II
March 1944 July 1945 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
August 1944 July 1945 Airspeed Oxford
September 1944 October 1944 Miles Martinet Mk.I
May 1945 May 1947 Vultee Vengeance Mk.IV
June 1945 July 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
June 1945 February 1949 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
January 1947 February 1949 Miles Martinet Mk.I
August 1948 February 1949 De Havilland Vampire F.1

Squadron bases[edit]

Bases and airfields used by no. 631 Squadron RAF, data from[5][6][7]
From To Name Remark
1 December 1943 10 May 1945 RAF Towyn, Caernarfonshire, Wales Det. at RAF Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales
10 May 1945 11 February 1949 RAF Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Delve 1994, p. 72.
  2. ^ Delve 1994, p. 79.
  3. ^ Bowyer and Rawlings 1979, p. 33.
  4. ^ Flintham and Thomas 2003, pp. 57 and 147.
  5. ^ a b c Rawlings 1982, p. 258.
  6. ^ a b c Halley 1988, p. 442.
  7. ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 102.
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.
  • Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • 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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