No. 680 Squadron RAF
No. 680 Squadron RAF was a photo-reconnaissance squadron of the Royal Air Force, active during the Second World War.
No. 680 Squadron RAF was formed in February 1943 from 'A' Flight of No. 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU), equipped with a variety of aircraft including Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Hurricanes, Bristol Beaufighters and Lockheed Electras. It continued in the photographic reconnaissance role, operating in North Africa and the Mediterranean.
In early 1944, the unit converted to Martin Baltimores and de Havilland Mosquitoes, deploying to Sicily and Sardinia later in the year.
After the end of the war, 680 Squadron flew surveying missions in the Middle East, before being disbanded by renumbering it to No. 13 Squadron RAF on 1 September 1946.
Noted squadron members
A well-known Australian actor, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, piloted Spitfires and Mosquitoes with the squadron.
Officers commanding no. 680 squadron RAF, data from
|From || To || Name|
| February 1943 || October 1944 || W/Cdr. J.R. Whelan, DFC & Bar|
| October 1944 || September 1946 || W/Cdr. J.C. Paish|
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