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August - September  1945

Formation and work-up

No.1703 Squadron formed at RNAS Lee-on-Solent on August 1st 1945 as an amphibian bomber reconnaissance squadron under the command of Lt. (A) K.A. Chare RNVR. The squadron was issued with six Sea Otters for service in the Pacific. The squadron was not required for service after the Japanese surrender and was disbanded on September 18th 1945.



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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)







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Battle Honours




Aircraft Types


Sea Otter I Aug - Sep 45



Commanding Officers


Lt. (A) K.A. Chare RNVR  I Aug  45

Squadron disbanded 18 Sep 1945



Aircrew and Squadron Personnel


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