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

1701 Naval Air Squadron
Naval Ensign
ActiveFebruary 1945 - 1946
Country United Kingdom
BranchFleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy
RoleAmphibian bomber reconnaissance
Battle honoursNone
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.[1]

Aircraft flown

1701 Naval Air Squadron flew only one aircraft type:


  1. "1701 NAS at the Fleet Air Arm Archive website". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010.

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