No. 695 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.695 Squadron was an anti-aircraft co-operation squadron that was based in East Anglia from its formation in 1943 until being disbanded in 1949. The squadron was formed from Nos.1611 and 1612 Flights and inherited their mix of Henleys, Martinets, Lysanders and Hurricanes. The Hurricanes were used for gun-laying practice and the other aircraft for target towing. The Henleys and Lysanders were phased out during the war, leaving the Martinet as the main target tug. After the end of the war Spitfires, Oxfords, Vengeances and Beaufighters were also used, before in February 1949 the squadron was renumbered as No.34 Squadron. 

Aircraft
December 1943-January 1944: Westland Lysander I and II
December 1943-June 1944: Hawker Henley III
December 1943-May 1945: Martinet I
December 1943-September 1945: Hawker Hurricane IIC
September 1944-July 1945: Supermarine Spitfire VB
March 1945-May 1947: Vultee Vengeance IV

Location
December 1943-August 1945: Bircham Newton
August 1945-February 1949: Horsham St. Faith

Squadron Codes: 4M

Duty
1943-1949: Anti-aircraft co-operation squadron

Books

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (27 June 2012), No. 695 Squadron (RAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/695_wwII.html

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