|701 Naval Air Squadron|
|Role||Training and ancillary|
|Part of||Fleet Air Arm|
|Battle honours||Norway 1940|
Formed on 15 July 1936 as No. 701 (Catapult) Flight FAA at Kalafrana, Malta by re-designating No. 444 (Fleet Reconnaissance) Flight FAA; 701 Squadron saw action in the Norwegian campaign in mid-1941, and in May six Supermarine Walrus aircraft of the squadron were flown off HMS Glorious to support operations off Harstad. In June 1940 the squadron briefly appeared on HMS Ark Royal., and the squadron was at Reykjavík in October 1940, when they were taken onboard HMS Argus.
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