No. 639 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

No. 639 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

No. 639 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World War

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No.639 Squadron was an anti-aircraft co-operation squadron that served in Cornwall from its formation in December 1943 until being disbanded in April 1945.

The squadron was formed on 1 December 1943 by merging Nos.1602, 1603 and 1604 Flights. The new squadron was equipped with the Hawker Henley and carried out anti-aircraft co-operation duties around Cornwall, working with the local anti-aircraft batteries. In August 1944 the Hurricane arrived, but the Henleys remained in use. Both aircraft were still in use when the squadron was disbanded on 30 April 1945, by which time the threat of a German aerial attack on Cornwall was long gone.

December 1943-April 1945: Hawker Henley III
August 1944-April 1945: Hawker Hurricane IV

December 1943-April 1945: Cleave

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December 1943-April 1945: Anti-aircraft co-operation


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