No. 669 Squadron RAF
|No. 669 Squadron RAF|
|Active||16 November 1944 – 31 December 1944|
1 January 1945 – 10 November 1945
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Part of||No. 229 Group RAF, South East Asia Command|
|Squadron Codes||No code(s) known to have been used by this squadron|
No. 669 Squadron RAF was formed on 16 November 1944 at Bikram, Patna, India as a glider squadron, with the intention of being used for airborne operations by South East Asia Command. However, after a short period it was redesignated No. 671 Squadron RAF, due to an earlier mix-up of squadron designations and bases. The squadron was reformed anew the next day, with the same role and at the right base, and continued to train, as part of No. 343 Wing RAF, until the surrender of Japan, when it became surplus to requirements. The squadron was disbanded on 10 November 1945 at Fatehjang, British India.
The squadron today is represented by 669 Squadron of 9 Regiment, Army Air Corps.
|November 1944||December 1944||Waco Hadrian|
|June 1945||July 1945||Waco Hadrian|
|July 1945||November 1945||de Havilland Tiger Moth||Mk.II|
|16 November 1944||31 December 1944||Bikram, Bihar, British India|
|1 January 1945||19 March 1945||Basal, Punjab, British India|
|19 March 1945||27 May 1945||Belgaum, Karnataka, British India|
|27 May 1945||23 June 1945||Upper Topa Camp, Punjab, British India|
|23 June 1945||6 July 1945||Basal, Punjab, British India|
|6 July 1945||10 November 1945||Fatehjang, Punjab, British India|
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