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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