Latitude 51°40'22"N  Longitude  5°05'43"W

   
ACQUISITION Transferred from RAF No. 19 Group 01 May 1943.

 

COMMISSIONED 01 May 1943 - accounts borne 'on books of VULTURE'.

 

PAID OFF 05 September 1943 - commission transferred to RNAS Dale.

 

CLOSED 05 September 1943 returned to RAF control.

 

   
C.O. Commander C. R. Wliitcroft (act) (ret).Apr 43
   
FUNCTION Naval Air Firing Unit.

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Station,

Angle,

Pembrokeshire,

Wales

 

LOCALITY The airfield lies on the coast ½ mile S. of of the village of Angle and 8¾ miles W. of Pembroke. 

 

LANDMARKS Freshwater west beach, immediately S.

.St. Gowans lightship 8 miles S. of Limiey Head.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Pembroke  L.M.S. station 8 miles E.

 

   
CONTROL Not known.

 

SIGNALS  

 

ELEVATION 182' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS Three, Tarmac and rubber chippings.


11/29 QDM. 110°-290° .... 1,600 x 50 yds. 

05/23 QDM.050°-230° .... 1,000 x 50 yds. 

16/34 QDM. 162°-342° .... 1,200 x 50 yds. 

 

TRACKS Not known.
   
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation None.
Circuit None.
Approach None.

 

APPROACH None.

 

WIND INDICATOR One, near Control building.

 

NIGHT FLYING R.A.F. Airfield Lighting Mark II, modified for certain lights in view of the airfield's proximity to the coast.
   
   
HOMING—VISUAL By day - Not Known.
By night - Not Known.
HOMING--RADIO D/F - H/F (type DFG 25).
Beacons - Not Known.
APPROACH—VISUAL By day - Not Known.
By night - Not Known.
APPROACH—RADIO Not Known.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F Not Known.
VH/F None.

 

GROUND RADAR Not Known.

   

   
ACCOMMODATION Temporary living Quarters only. Figures given are for RAF manning:


Capacity:

Officers: 106
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: 1260
W.R.N.S. Officers: 10
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; 50

 

ARMOURIES Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE Not known.

 

DISPERSAL 6 tarmac, 60' diameter.

 

HANGARS
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
1 x T2 185' x 110' 25'   100'
4 x Over Blister 69' x 45' ?' ?'
 
MEDICAL Not known.

 

METEOROLOGICAL Not known.

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Not known.
M/T: Not known.
Oil : Not known.
TEST BASE Not known.

 

TEST BUTT Not known.

 

WORKSHOPS Not known.

 

VISITORS Not known.

 

EXPLOSIVES Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES Not known.

Air to ground

 

Air to air

 
Dive bombing  
Low dive booming  
R.P. Range  

A/S Bombing

 
   
   
Information taken from CB 4368 B. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 45
 
 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 
759 Advanced Flying Training Squadron

Detachment operated here  from RNAS Yeovilton 01.07.43 to 22.11.43.

Operated Sea Hurricanes and Fulmars(?) number unknown .


794 Naval Air Firing Unit

Moved here from RNAS Yeovilton 01.07.43. Moved to RNAS  Dale 10.09.43.

Operated Defiant TT.III, Martinet TT.I, Master II, Sea Hurricane.


 

 

 

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