Latitude 19° 06'N Longitude 27° 50'E

   
ACQUISITION Lodger facilities for an RN Fleet Requirements Unit at an R.A.F. Fighter Airfield.

 

OPENED/GRANTED  September 1944

 

CLOSED/WITHDRAWN October 1945

 

   
C.O./O.I.C. Not known.
   
FUNCTION/FACILITY Accommodation for one F.R.U

 

ADDRESS R.N. Section

R.A.F. Station Juhu

 

 

LOCALITY

Situated on the coast 7½ miles N. of Bombay city.
The railway running north from Bombay passes 700 yds. E. of the airfield.

 

LANDMARKS R.A.F., SANTA CRUZ, Light Bomber airfield, lies on the other side of the railway, about 1½ miles ESE.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Not known.

 

   
   
CONTROL Not known.

 

ELEVATION  ' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS Three.


NNWSSE     800 x 50 yds.

ENE/WSW 1300 X 50 yds.

NNW/SSE    800 X 50 yds.

 

TRACKS  
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Not known.
Circuit Not known.
Approach Not known. 
APPROACH Not known.

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known.
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night Not known. 
HOMING--RADIO D/F Not known.
Beacons Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night Not known.
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F Not known.
VH/F Not known.
   
GROUND RADAR Not known.

   
   
ACCOMMODATION

accommodation is largely in requisitioned buildings.

 

Capacity:

Officers: Unknown.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Unknown.

 

ARMOURIES

 Not known.

 
COMPASS BASE

 Not known.

 

DISPERSAL

 Not known.

 
HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width

 Not known.

     
 
MEDICAL

 Not known.

 
METEOROLOGICAL

 Not known.

 

FUEL AND OIL Aviation -

 Not known.

M/T -

 Not known.

Oil -

 Not known.

 

TEST BASE

 Not known.

 

TEST BUTT

 Not known.

 

WORKSHOPS

 Not known.

 

VISITORS

 Not known.

 
EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 Not known.

   
   
   
Information taken from C.B. 4368B (Text) (8/45) Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations (Abroad)


 

 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 
722
X Flt

 

Fleet Requirements Unit
Detachment arrived from R.N.A.S. Tambaram 07.09.44 for target towing operations. Returned to R.N.A.S  Tambaram to rejoin squadron HQ 18.09.45.

Equipped with Martinet T, Swordfish one Reliant aircraft


797

X Flt

Fleet Requirements Unit
Detachment of (4)

Aircraft arrived from RNAS Katukurunda for target towing operations 08.08.43. Moved to RNAS Colombo Racecourse to rejoin squadron HQ 07.09.44.

Equipped with Swordfish


818

 

Torpedo-Bomber and Reconnaissance  squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. FORMIDABLE 13 - 20.04.42

Equipped with 9 Albacore Is.

Detachment (2) arrived from R.N. Air Section China Bay 20.-3.44, embarked in H.M.S. UNICORN 29.04.44.

Detachment (2) disembarked from H.M.S. UNICORN 7-19.05.44

Equipped with 4 Swordfish II.


827 Torpedo, Spotter, and Reconnaissance  squadron
Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 14 - 20.04.42

Equipped with 12 Albacore Is.


880

 

Fleet Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 13 - 20.04.42

Equipped with 9 Sea Hurricane IIbs.


 

 

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