Latitude 51°39'35"N  Longitude 01°28'51"W

   
ACQUISITION Transferred from Ministry of Aircraft Production on loan. .15 July 1944

 

OPENED 1 August 1944

 

COMMISSIONED 1 August 1944

 

PAID OFF To Care & Maintenance status by June 1945

 

CLOSED  
   
FUNCTION Tender to RNAS Worthy Down

Reserve A/C Storage for obsolescent types

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Station,

Bush Barn,

Pussey,

Berkshire

 

LOCALITY The airfield lies 10 miles S.W. of Oxford and 12½ miles N.E. of Swindon. Pusey village lies adjacent N.

 

LANDMARKS Main line G.W.R. 3 miles S., River Thames 3 miles N., R.A.F. Kingston Bagpusize 3 miles E.N.E., R.A.F. Shellingford 2¼ miles S.W.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Secondary road to main Oxford-Swindon road. Challow station G.W.R. 5 miles S. (by road).

 

   
CONTROL None.

 

ELEVATION 280' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS /LANDING AREA The airfield, having all-grass surface the following are merely indications of the runs available in the direction stated:-


08/26 QDM. 083°/263° .... 880 yds.

10/28 QDM. 101°/281° .... 1,130 yds.

16/34 QDM. 16°/341° .... 980 yds.

 

TRACKS None.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS The airfield is surrounded by trees with gaps in the indicated approaches.

 

APPROACH Not known 

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known 
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day:

By night:

 

Not known

Not known

 

HOMING--RADIO D/F: Beacon:

 

Not known

Not known

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO Not known

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT W/T and R/T:

VH/F:

 

Not known

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 Aircraft are stored on the edge of the wood on the E.

 

HANGARS Blister hangers widely dispersed around the airfield:

 

Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
1Robin ?' x ?' ?'   ?'
26  Blister 45' x 45' 17' -

 

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
EXPLOSIVES Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES None.
   
   
Information taken from CB 4368 A. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 44

 

 

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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