Transferred to Admiralty Dockyards department 05.05.55
Commander (A) J.F. W. C. Hawkins (act) Sept 43
Day and night fighter facilities. Torpedo facilities.
R.N. Air Station
The airfield lies adjacent W of the village of
Burscough, and on the NW. side of the main road running
SW, to Ormskirk, distant 1 mile. Liverpool, at the
mouth of the Mersey, lies 10 miles SW.
Liverpool Bay, the town of Liverpool and the Mersey river.
The airfield lies in the western fork of the right-angle
intersection of two railways. The Leeds Liverpool canal
running E/W close N. of the airfield and having a branch
running NE, from a junction close S. of the railway
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS
Main road to Ormskirk and Liverpool, forming the SE. boundary
of the airfield. Railway stations at Burscough Bridge 1 mile
NE., Burscough Junction and Ormskirk on L.M.S. line to
Liverpool. Stores requiring use of crane should be sent to
Burscough Bridge station, others to Burscough junction.
Control Building outside the perimeter track, on the E.
side of the landing area.
Keeps watch on Naval safety
Grounds signals area immediately N. of the Control
78' above M.S.L.
03/21 QDM. 035°
.... 1.000 x30 yds.
08/26 QDM. 080°
.... 1.240 x 30 yds.
12/30 QDM. 121°
.... 1,000 x 30 yds.
17/35 QDM. 170°
....1,000 x 30 yds.
49' perimeter track.
No special approach recommended.
Windsocks on the W. side of the landing area inside the
perimeter track, and onside the intersection of the
runways on the E, side.
HOMING - VISUAL
One H/F. V/HF. (to be fitted )
APPROACH - VISUAL
Airfield lighting (Naval) and R.A.F. Angle of Approach
APPROACH - RADIO
M/F & H/F
One line M/F.
4T lines H/F.
To be fitted
Living quarters in two camps. No.1 close outside the
airfield to the NE. and No.2 immediately S. on the
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:
W.R.N.S. Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;
To accommodate 4 squadrons.
Two,. tarmac. Diameter 70ft.
3 A/C standings off the perimeter track, near the
Dispersed around the perimeter track.
18 x Mains (Squadron)
60' x 70'
14 x Mains (Storage)
60' x 70'
1 x Pentad (A.R.S. )
185' x 110'
1 x Pentad (reserve servicing)
185' x 110'
Sick bay in the station area on the E. side of the
Office in the Control building. Full meteorological
servicer by Naval personnel available.
FUEL AND OIL
A/C Radar test base available.
Test butt and 25 yd. range for M.G., N. of landing area
A.R.s. and Reserve Servicing hangars listed above.
Workshops to 4 -0 6 squadron scale.
Explosives area on the NW. side of the airfield.
Practice stocks to provision 1 T.B.R. and 4 F.R.
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES
Air to air
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