Accommodation for disembarked front-line squadrons.
Loaned as Boys training establishment 1947-49 the
Reserve airfield until at least 1960.
R.N. Air Station, Crail,
The airfield lies on the coast, ¾mile
SW. of Fife Ness, the N. entrance point of the Firth of
Forth, and ½mile NE. of the
coastal village of Crail. St. Andrews lies 72 miles NW.
Edinburgh lies 27 miles SW. on the S. side of the Firth
The Firth of Forth, with the Isle of May lying 5 miles SSE.
of the airfield.
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS
A secondary road from Fife Ness traverses the airfield, and
leads SW. to Crail railway station, distant 1½
miles (R) on the S.R.
Control building on the W. side of the landing area,
inside the perimeter track.
75 ' above M.S.L.
03/21 QDM. 029°-209° .. 1000 x 33 yds. -
07/25 QDM. o67°-247° .. 120o x 33 yds. *17oo
12/30 QDM. 117°-297° .. moo x 33 yds.
16/34 QDM. 157°-337° .. 1000 x 33 yds.
*Runway extension not recommended
All runways are connected to the main hangar area by 40'
track. Complete perimeter track.
Crail Church, distant goo yds. from runway 07/25 on
approach QDM. 067°.
Pittowie Plantation distant 1250 yds. 282, and Balcomie
Castle, distant 86o yds. 354, respectively, from the
Recommended sector, mean QDM. :
HOMING - VISUAL
APPROACH - VISUAL
APPROACH - RADIO
M/F & H/F
Officers and ratings living quarters on W. side of the
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:
W.R.N.S. Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;
Two, diameter 70'.
Areas to NW. and NE. served by 40' tracks leading off
the perimeter track. Three aprons.
Main area on NW. side of the airfield, reserve hangars
on the E.
187½' x 105'
25o' X 110'
FUEL AND OIL
A/c Radar base available.
M.G. test butt N. of main hangar area.
On the W. side of the landing area. Workshops to 4-6
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES
Air to air
Air to ground and R. p. Firing
Live and practice bombing
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