A history of 1702 Naval Air Squadron


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 the esacort carrier 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.

A Supermarine Sea Otter at RNAS Lee-on-Solent.

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Content revised: 23 October 2022


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No badge issued for this squadron



Battle Honours

Burma 1945

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



















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