1701 Naval Air Squadron

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

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.[1] It was equipped with the Supermarine Sea Otter, and the squadron joined HMS Begum in April 1945 bound for the Far East.[1]

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.[1]

Aircraft flown[edit]

1701 Naval Air Squadron flew only one aircraft type:

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