Latitude ° ' "N Longitude ° ' "W

   

ACQUISITION

Requisitioned buildings.

 

OPENED

March 1942 accounts 'on books of DAEDALUS'

 

COMMISSIONED

01 January 1944 as a combined independent command (RNATEs Fulham and Watford) as HMS TURNSTONE with accounts held on books of DAEDALUS

 

PAID OFF

23 June 1944

 

CLOSED

123 June 1944

 

O.I.C.

 Lieut. (A) H. G. R. Malet 1 Mar 42
Lieut. (A) A. B. Wearing, RNVR, Oct 1943
   

Function

Training of Air Fitter candidates.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Training Centre,

Fulham

 

LOCALITY

 

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS


 

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

4

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

Unknown.

W.R.N.S. Officers:

None.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

None.

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

R.N. Training Centre Fulham opened on March 1st 1942 as an R.N. Training Cetre tinder the administration of the Rear Admiral, Naval Air Stations with its accounts carried on the “books of H.M.S. DAEDALUS”. It is not clear what type of training was carried out at this establishment but it seems to ne allied with R.N. Aircraft Training Establishment Watford which opened in June of that year..


Commissioned as H.M.S. TURNSTONE

On New Year's Day 1944 R.N. Training Centre, Fulham (now referred to as R.N. Aircraft Training Establishment (R.N.A.T.E.) Fulham), and R.N.A.T.E. Watford were commissioned as an combined independent command bearing the ship's name HMS TURNSTONE. Accounts continued to be carried by H.M.S. DAEDALUS.


Closure

R.N.A.T.E. Fulham was closed on June 23rd 1944, R.N.A.T.E. Watford closed on August 18th 1945and HMS TURNSTONE was paid off on this date.


 

 

 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

A.F.O. 131/44 R.N. Aircraft Training Establishments, Watford and Fulham - Commissioning as Independent Command

A.F.O. 514/44 H.M.S. “Turnstone”—Date of Commissioning

A.F.O. 5017/45 H.M.S. “Turnstone”—Closing Down

 

 

 

 

On books of DAEDALUS'

No badge issued for TURNSTONE
 

 

 

 

 

 


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