Latitude 56°31'41"N Longitude 02°39'32"W

   
ACQUISITION Purpose built for the Admiralty

 

COMMISSIONED 1.5.1943

 

CLOSED  

 

PAID OFF 14.8.1946
   
C.O./O.I.C.  
   
FUNCTION Deck landing training school; p.L.c.Q. training.

T.B.R. Training

Aircraft Handling and Fire Fighting school

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Station,
East Haven,
Carnoustie,

Angus,

Scotland.

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies between the main Arbroath-Dundee road and the coast; ½ mile N. of the coastal village of East Haven. Arbroath lies 3 miles N.E. by E. Dundee lies 11 miles W.S.W.

 

LANDMARKS Buddon Ness, the N. entrance point of the Firth of Tay, distant 4 miles S,W.; the Arbroath-Dundee road forming the N.W. boundary and the coastal railway passing 400 yds. from the S.E. boundary.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Main road from the airfield 'to Arbroath and Dundee. Road from airfield to railway station at East Haven, on the line from Arbroath to Dundee; Stores not requiring a crane should be routed to. East Haven railway station.
Personnel and heavy stores to Arbroath railway, station.
   
   
CONTROL Control building outside perimeter track, on the N.W. side of the landing area.
Ground signals area immediately in front of the Control building.

 

ELEVATION  75' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS Four, tarmac.

 

01/19 QDM. 009° -189° .... 1,060 x 30 yds. 

05/23 QDM. 055° -235° .... 1,220 x 30 yds. Low visibility runway.

10/28 QDM. 099° -279° .... 1,015 x 30 yds.

14/32 QDM. 145° -325° ....  1,000 x 30 yds. 

 

 

TRACKS 40-ft. perimeter track.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Rising land to N. and W. (600 ft. within 5 miles).
Circuit Rising land to N.W. with hillock, 338, ft. distant2.300yds.
N.N.W.
Approach Best approach is to runway 05/23. Dummy Carrier Island (H.M.S. " Spurious ") normally constitutes an obstruction to other than controlled landings.

 

WIND INDICATOR Windsocks inside perimeter track, on W. side of landing area, and outside perimeter track, on the E. side.
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day None.
By night None.

 

HOMING--RADIO D/F  
Beacons  

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day None.
By night Airfield lighting (Naval) installed.

 

APPROACH - RADIO  

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 1 line M/F. (W/T.). 4 lines H/F. (R/T.).
CALL SIGNS R/T  
W/T  
Identity letters  
   
GROUND RADAR  

 

   
   
ACCOMMODATION At Sparrowmuir camp mile ½mile W. and at Scryne camp ½mile W.S.W. of the airfield.

 

Capacity:

Officers: 154
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: 1.012
W.R.N.S. Officers: 14
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; 364

 

ARMOURIES To accommodate 4 squadrons.

 

COMPASS BASE One, tarmac, diameter 70 ft.

 

DISPERSAL Four A/c standings off the perimeter track, to N. and W.

 

HANGARS On the N., S.W. and N.W. sides of the airfield, connected by 40-ft. tracks to the perimeter track.

 

Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
4 (Squadron) 60'x 70' 20' 60'
8 (Squadron) 60'x 70'  17' 55'
14 (Storage) 60'x 70'  17' 55'
 
MEDICAL Sick Bay on S.W. side of airfield.

 

METEOROLOGICAL Office in the Control building. Full meteorological service by Naval personnel available.

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Two installations of 18,000 gallons each.
M/T: 2,000 gallons.
Oil : 4,000 gallons.
   
TEST BASE Test base, aligned on Bell Rock.

 

TEST BUTT Test butt and 25-yd. range under construction.

 

WORKSHOPS One A.R.S. hangar and one Reserve Servicing hangar; each 185.' x 110' x 25':x 110'.
Workshops to 2-3 squadron scale.

 

VISITORS  

 

EXPLOSIVES Explosives area on the N.E. side of the airfield: Practise Stocks to provision
2 T.B.R. and 1 F. F.' squadron.

 

TRAINING EQUIPMENT Catapult and crane being installed.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES  
  Use of Monifieth Bombing Range araRunness Range when completed.
   
   
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

 
731

 

 
767

 

 
768

 

 
769

 

 
826  

 

 

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