Beccles.htm

 

Latitude 52°25'52"N Longitude 01°25'13"E

   
ACQUISITION Former U.S.A.A.F. airfield, transferred from Air Ministry on loan in September 1945

 

COMMISSIONED  25 September 1945

 

PAID OFF 31 May 1946 and returned to Air Ministry custody.

 

CLOSED 31 May 1946

 

   
O.I.C.  Lt. Csr. R.J. Hanson D.S.O., D.S.C.
   
FUNCTION  Satellite airfield to R.N.A.S. Halesworth.

 

ADDRESS  R.N. Air Station

Bungay,

Nr. Lowestoft,

Suffolk

 

LOCALITY

 The airfield lies approximately 3 miles SW of the village of Bungay, 7 miles (R) W of RNAS Beccles and 18 mile (R) W of Lowestoft.

 

LANDMARKS  The River Waveney.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Railway station at Beccles L.N.E.R.
   
   
CONTROL  

 

ELEVATION  130' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS Three, Concrete, Tarmac & Wood chippings.


05/23 QDM. 050° -230° .... 2,000 x 50 yds. 

00/18 QDM. 000° -218 .... 1,480 x 50 yds.

10/28 QDM. 100° -280° .... 1,400 x 50 yds.

 

TRACKS  

 

   
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation None.
Circuit  None.
Approach White Cottage approx 100 yds. from '18' end of runway 00/18.

 

APPROACH No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR  
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day None.
By night None.

 

HOMING--RADIO D/F Not known.
Beacons Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day None.
By night  Airfield lighting Mk.II.

 

APPROACH - RADIO Not known.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  transmitters,  receivers.
VH/F   transmitters,   receivers.

 

GROUND RADAR Not known.

   
   
ACCOMMODATION

Capacity: (based on USAAF manning)

Officers: 421
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: 2,473
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 loop hardstands.

 

HANGARS  
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
 2 x T.2  135' 5" x 113' 6 25' 113' 6"  
       
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  Not known.

 

VISITORS  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

 

 

There is no record of any Fleet Air Arm units operating out of this airfield.

 

 

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