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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