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June 1945 - September 1946
 

Formation and work-up

No.1702 Squadron formed at RNAS Lee-on-Solent on June 1st 1945 as Special Service Squadron under the command of Lt. (A) O.G.W. Hutchinson RNVR. The squadron was issued with six Sea Otters which, after a short workup, embarked in HMS TROUNCER on September 5th 1945 for passage to Malta.

The squadron was put ashore to RNAS Hal Far on September 22nd where they provided Air Sea Rescue support for a time before moving to Greece to operate numerous small detachments in the Eastern Mediterranean on mine clearance duties.

 

 

 

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Content revised: 16 November 2016

 

Sources used in compiling this account:

Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995)'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994)'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

 

 

 

 

 

 

No badge issed

 

 

 

Battle Honours

 

None

 

Aircraft Types

 

Sea Otter I Jun 45 - Sep 46 6

 

 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt. (A) O.G.W. Hutchinson RNVR 1 Jun 1945

Lt. (A) R.H. Kilburn RNVR 15 Jan 1946

Squadron disbanded 12 Sep 1946

 

 

Aircrew and Squadron Personnel

 

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 © 2016 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


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