|No. 291 Squadron RAF|
|Active||1 December 1943 – 26 June 1945|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Squadron Code||MM (Allocated April – September 1939)|
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.
|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|
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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