Latitude 64°21'47"N  Longitude 21°30'01"W

   
ACQUISITION Not Known.

 

OPENED  21 June 1943

 

CLOSED 06 December 1943

 

C.O./O.I.C. Lt. Cdr (A) A.G. Mayhew RNVR
   
FUNCTION Storage of crated and damaged airframes

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Section

RN Repair Base
Hvitanes,

Iceland

 

LOCALITY  The RN Repair Base is located in the upper reaches of Hvalfjiord, on a small headland on the S. shore of the fjord. The fjord is approximately 18½ miles long and 3 miles wide
LANDMARKS  The lHvammshofdi peninsular 2¾ miles W. Tyrilsnes point  lies ¾ mile NE. on the opposite side of the fjord at its narrowest point.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Road access to Reykjavík 35 miles (R), and to Kaldadarnes airfield 63 miles (R).

No railway.
 

 

Not known - non airfield location

 

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers: Unknown.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Unknown.
W.R.N.S. Officers: Unknown.
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; Unknown.
 

 

 

 

Opened as a satellite unit to the RN Air Section at RAF Kaldadarnes to handle and store crated and damaged airframes delivered by carriers operating with Atlantic convoy escort groups. The store was located at the Boom Defence Depot at RN Repair Base Hvitanes, on Hvalfjiord fjord, approximately 35 miles North of Reykjavík, and RAF Kaldadarnes 63 miles to the South.

 

There is no information available about the activities of this section.

 


Note: although referred to as an Air Section, this may in fact have been a Naval Air Party, a small detachment from the Section operating at Kaldadarnes.

 

 

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