Air Sea Rescue Squadron

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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 Air Sea Rescue (ASR) 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: 07 April 2019

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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