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No. 291 Squadron RAF
Active 1 December 1943 – 26 June 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto(s) None
Squadron Badge None
Squadron Code MM (Allocated April – September 1939)

No. 291 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force squadron formed as an anti-aircraft cooperation unit in World War II.


Formation in World War II

The squadron formed at Hutton Cranswick on 20 November 1941 and was equipped with Martinets and then Hurricanes and Hudsons to provide practice for the anti-aircraft defences in Eastern England by towing targets and conducting simulated attacks. The squadron was also equipped with the Vengeance before it was disbanded on 26 June 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 291 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
Dec 1943 Mar 1944 Hawker Henley III
Dec 1943 Mar 1944 Miles Martinet
Mar 1944 Nov 1944 Hawker Hurricane IIC
Apr 1944 Jun 1945 Hawker Hurricane IV
Nov 1944 Jun 1945 Vultee Vengeance IV



  1. C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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