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1701 Naval Air Squadron

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Active  February 1945 - 1946
Battle honours  None
Country  United Kingdom
Notable commanders  Lt(A) L F Plant RNVR
1701 Naval Air Squadron
Branch  Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy
Role  Amphibian bomber reconnaissance

1701 Naval Air Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy was formed in February 1945 at RNAS Lee-on-Solent as an amphibian bomber reconnaissance squadron. It was equipped with the Supermarine Sea Otter, and the squadron joined HMS Begum in April 1945 bound for the Far East.

The squadron was intended to join the newly established Mobile Naval Air Bases for Air Sea Rescue duties. B Flight joined MONAB IV (HMS Nabaron) at Ponam in the Admiralty Islands in May 1945 and embarked in HMS Reaper in October 1945. A Flight joined MONAB VI (HMS Nabstock) at Maryborough, Queensland, Australia in June 1945.

Aircraft flown

1701 Naval Air Squadron flew only one aircraft type:

  • Supermarine Sea Otter
  • References

    1701 Naval Air Squadron Wikipedia

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