1710 Squadron

1710 Naval Air Squadron is a unit unique to the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy and indeed the Ministry of Defence.

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Based in Portsmouth Dockyard its mission is to provide specific support to the Fleet through recovering, sustaining and enhancing aviation and general military capability around the world.

The Squadron is organised into three sections.

Repair teams are globally deployed to recover helicopters and Unmanned Air Systems in all theatres of operations and remain at immediate notice to move.

Service Modifications organisation designs, manufactures and assures industry standard aircraft modifications in support of urgent operational and safety requirements.

Materials and Monitoring provide recognised world class scientific and technical support to military and commercial aviation.

With a proud heritage dating back to the 1930s, and formed from the Naval Aircraft Materials Laboratory, 1710 Naval Air Squadron is operationally active throughout the year and around the world.

They support the full spectrum of military operations whether that be at sea or to deployed forces ashore.

This includes provision of technical expertise to the Queen Elizabeth Carrier and F35 Lightning II procurement programmes.


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Unit History

Commissioned by CincFleet2010

1710 Naval Air Squadron was commissioned 20 May 2010, bringing together 3 complimentary capabilities which have existed , in different forms over 60 years.

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