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CLOSED Withdrawn by March 1951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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