Latitude 33°55'24"S Longitude 150°59'25"E

   

ACQUISITION

On loan from R.A.A.F.

 

COMMISSIONED

18 Nov 1944 (at Ludham)
29 January 1945 (at Bankstown)

 

PAID OFF

31 Mar 1946

 

CLOSED

Returned to R.A.A.F.

   

C.O.

Commander E.P.F. Atkinson, R.N.

18 Nov 1944 to 31 March 1946

   

FUNCTION

Receipt and Despatch Unit

R.N. Air Radio Maintenance Group (Australia)

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Bankstown Airport,

Sydney,

New South Wales,

Australia

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies on the E. bank of the George River, 2 miles W. of Bankstown, a western suburb  of Sydney. Liverpool lies 2 miles to the  W.

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 Road to Liverpool, distant  4 miles (R), where there is rail connymi8cation with Sydney. A road runs E. to Bankstown, 3¾ miles (R), also with railway to Sydney.

   
   

CONTROL

Control Building in the centre of the W. side of the landing area.

 

ELEVATION

25' above M.S.L.

 

LANDING AREA

Irregular grass surface. Liable to become soft in patches after heavy rain, bur firm again within 24 hours.

 

Extensions allow for two runs, NE/SW and NW/SE both of 2000 yds.

 

TRACKS

None.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 None.

Approach

Building area on N. side of landing area.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

 R.A.A.F. type not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

Not known.

APPROACH - RADIO

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 R.A.A.F. type not known.

VH/F

 R.A.A.F. type not known.

 

GROUND RADAR

None.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters

 

Capacity:

Officers:

41

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

997

W.R.N.S. Officers:

None.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

None.

 

ARMOURIES

Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

Not known.

 

DISPERSAL

 24 a/c pens and 12 hardstandings.

 

HANGARS

Hangars on N. side of landing area.

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

6 x Bellman

114' x 96'

27' 4"

95'

 2 x B1

275' x 123'

27'

123

Note: Does not include miscellaneous hangars used for aircraft assembly and workshops.

 

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

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

None.

   
   

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

 

723

 

 

724

 

 

1701

 

 

1830

 

1833

 

1834

 

1836

 

 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

History of Bankstown airport commissioned by BAL April 2006 2 Understanding the Place

http://lockoweb.com/bknarchive/02Bankstown - History.pdf

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 


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