Latitude50˚48'27"N  Longitude 01˚30'17"W

   

ACQUISITION

R.N. Air Section at R.A.F. Station.

 

OPENED

Not known.

 

CLOSED

Withdrawn by March 1951

 

 

O.I.C.

Not known. No listing appears in he Navy List for this Section.

   

FUNCTION

Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Section,

R.A.F. Station,
Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst,

Hampshire

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 3½ miles NNE of Lymington.

 

LANDMARKS

Beaulieu creek to SE., Swat tower to SW.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Railway station  S.R. at Brockenhurst 4½ miles

   
   

CONTROL

Not known.

 

ELEVATION

 130' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three. tarmac.

 

03/22 - QDM. 027˚-217˚ .... 1370 x 50 yds. 
09/28 - QDM. 088˚-278˚ .... 1970 x 50 yds. 
15/33 - QDM. 151˚-331˚ .... 1370 x 50 yds. 

 

TRACKS

Perimeter track connects the ends of the runways.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

Not known.

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

Not known.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

Not known.

VH/F

Not known.

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

Unknown.

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

Unknown.

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

50 x 122' concrete.

 

HANGARS

Hangars

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

2 x T.2

185' x 110'

25' 

100'

1 x Blister

45' x 45'

?

?

       

MEDICAL

R.A.F.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

R.A.F.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

Not known.

 

TEST BUTT

Not known.

 

WORKSHOPS

Not known.

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

Not known.

   
   

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

 
 

No FAA squadrons or flying units are associated with this station


 

The R.N. Air Section was part of the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment t (AFEE) which moved to RAF Beaulieu from RAF Farnborough on 4 January 1945. The AFEE was involved in experimental work with glider towing and parachute drops, using the former East Boldre Airfield site on the far side of the Lymington-Beaulieu road as a drop zone.  The AFEE was disbanded on 14 September 1950. Nothing is known about the work conducted by the RN element of the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment.

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_Forces_Experimental_Establishment

 

RAF Beaulieu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Beaulieu

 

 

 

 

 


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