Latitude 50°48'57"N Longitude 00°34'39"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

 

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

 

COMPASS BASE

 

DISPERSAL

 

HANGARS

Hangars

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

       
       
       
       
 

MEDICAL

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

 

TEST BUTT

 

WORKSHOPS

 

VISITORS

 

EXPLOSIVES

 

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

 
764

 

 Advanced Training squadron
Formed here 01.02.1955. Moved to RNAS Lossiemouth (satellite Milltown) 21.06.1957. Equipped with Sea Hawk F.1/F.2/FB.3, Sea Vampire F.20/F.21/T/22, Wyvern S.4.
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The airfield was built a secret Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for RAF Exeter and great trouble was

 


RN use of the airfield

By the time the airfield opened at the end of May 1942 the need for a secret RLG had passed

 


Commissioned as an RN Air Station

By the end of 1942 it was clear that the RAF had no use for the Charlton Horethorne RLG and the airfield was transferred to the Admiralty; the station commissioned as H.M.S. HERON II on New Year’s Day 1943.


Returned to RAF Control

In the spring of 1945 the Admiralty agreed to exchange Charlton Horethorne for the RAF field at

 


 

 

 

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Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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