1701 Naval Air Squadron
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.
|1701 Naval Air Squadron|
|Active||February 1945 - 1946|
|Branch||Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy|
|Role||Amphibian bomber reconnaissance|
|Lt(A) L F Plant RNVR|
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.
1701 Naval Air Squadron flew only one aircraft type: