Latitude 57˚40'00"N Longitude 02˚38'24"W

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. on loan 01 April 1947.

 

COMMISSIONED

 Not applicable.

 

PAID OFF

 Not applicable.

 

CLOSED

Not known.

   

C.O./O.I.C.

 Not applicable.

   

FUNCTION

Unmanned satellite to RNAS Lossiemouth.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air St6ationi,  

Banff,

Banffshire,

Scotland

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies on the coast 52 miles ENE. of Inverness, 36 miles NNW. of Aberdeen and 3½ miles W of Banff. R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth is 22 miles W.

 

LANDMARKS

The sea coast to the N. The railway to Banff the S. of the airfield; the railway Portsoy to W. and the junction at Tillymaight 1½ miles SW.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Main road from Portsoy to Banff forms N. boundary of airfield. Passengers and goods to Portsoy Scot. Reg. 5½ miles (R) NNW. Bus to airfield from Portsoy. W. Alexander and Sons Led.

   
   

CONTROL

Not known.

 

ELEVATION

280 ' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three, concrete.


00/18 QDM. 000˚--180˚ .... 1400 x 50 yds. 

06/24 QDM. 056˚-236˚ ..... 1400 x 50 yds. 

11/29 QDM. 115˚-285˚ ..... .2000 x 50 yds. 

 

TRACKS

 50' perimeter track.

   

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 None.

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

None.

Beacons

None.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

None.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 transmitters,  receivers.

VH/F

  transmitters,   receivers.

 

GROUND RADAR

Nope.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation figurers are those at the time of taking over from R.A.F.

 

Capacity: (based on RAF manning)

Officers:

110

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

1,380

W.R.N.S. Officers:

7

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

211

 

ARMOURIES

 None.

 

COMPASS BASE

 None.

 

DISPERSAL

 36 x Frying pan type.

 

HANGARS

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

 3 x T2

 135' 5" x 113' 6"

 25'

113' 6" 

 13 Double Blister

 69' x 45'

 20' 4"

 69'

       

MEDICAL

 None.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 None.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

 None.

 

TEST BUTT

 None.

 

WORKSHOPS

 None.

 

EXPLOSIVES

 None.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 None.

Air to air

 

Air to ground and R. p. Firing

 

Live and practice bombing

 

Practice bombing

 

Assault training

 
   
   

Information taken from BR. 1807 Admiralty Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations Home and Abroad, Mar. 1949

 

 

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

 

 

 No squadrons or flying units are associated with this station


 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 


 

 


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