No 691 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 691 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Roborough in December 1943.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 691 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

In front of s word gules and anchor azure in saltire a popinjay Or.
Motto: Volamus ut serviamus.

Origin/meaning

The Unit served in the Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Role. The Popinjay symbolises the Targets towed and the Swordd and Anchor the Army and the Royal Navy which it served. The Motto translates as ”We fly to serve”. The Badge was approved in September 1948.

Literature: Image from picclick.com. Information from Knights of the Sky Badges and Markings of the Royal Air Force Part Five: Numbered Flying Squadrons by B.R. Holliss and R. Symons.


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