Operational History and Background

The squadron formed at Lee-on-Solent as an amphibian bomber reconnaissance squadron with 6 Sea Otters in February 1945.

In April 1945 the squadron embarked on HMS Begum for the Far East, to join Mobile Naval Air Bases for air sea rescue duties.
In May 1945 B Flight joined MONAB No 4 at Ponam, and thence embarked on HMS Reaper in October 1945.

In June 1945 A Flight disembarked at Maryborough to join MONAB No 6 were it was still stationed at VJ-Day.

Battle Honours

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

Lt(A) LF Plant, RNVR Feb 1945-end of WW2


  • Sea Otter I Feb 1945-end of WW2
  • Ships and Squadron bases
    To be listed
    The Squadron Today
    Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

    Associations and Reunions
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    World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
    Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8  
    Robert Horsten's FAA
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