Latitude 51°01'00"N Longitude 02°30'30"W

   
ACQUISITION  
COMMISSIONED  
CLOSED  
PAID OFF  
   
C.O./O.I.C.  
   
FUNCTION  
ADDRESS  

LOCALITY

 
LANDMARKS  
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS  
   
   
CONTROL Control Building
ELEVATION  ' above M.S.L.
RUNWAYS
--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... --- x -- yds. 

 

TRACKS  
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation None.
Circuit  
Approach None.
APPROACH No special approach recommended.
WIND INDICATOR  
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day None.
By night None.
HOMING--RADIO D/F  
Beacons  
APPROACH - VISUAL By day None.
By night  
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  transmitters,  receivers.
VH/F   transmitters,   receivers.
CALL SIGNS R/T  
W/T  
Identity letters  
   
GROUND RADAR  

 

 

   
   
ACCOMMODATION Living quarters - 3 sites about 0.5 mile south of airfield for:

 

Capacity:

Officers: 62
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: 457
W.R.N.S. Officers: 1
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; 73

 

ARMOURIES Armouries for 2 squadrons.

 

COMPASS BASE  

 

DISPERSAL  

 

HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
2 x Squadron 60' x 84' 17' 55'
4 x Super Blisters 91' x 45' 20' at centre -
       
       
 
MEDICAL Sick Bay in central camp site. RN Auxiliary hospital in Sherborne - 3.5 miles south.

 

METEOROLOGICAL  

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Not known.
M/T: Not known.
Oil : Not known.
   
TEST BASE  

 

TEST BUTT  

 

WORKSHOPS  

 

VISITORS  

 

EXPLOSIVES Explosives - for 0.5 TBR and 2 FF Squadrons.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES  

Air to air

 
Air to ground and R. p. Firing  
Live and practice bombing  
Practice bombing  

Assault training

 
   
   
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

 
765

 

 
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