Latitude 12°49′46″N Longitude 45°01′44"W

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facility for disembarked squadrons on RAF station.

 

OPENED/FIRST USED

First squadron use recorded is January 1942.

 

CLOSED/WITHDRAWN

Last squadron use recorded is June 1965.

 

   

FUNCTION

RAF 131 Maintenance Unit 

 

ADDRESS

R.A.F. Station
Khormaksar

Aden
Yemen.

 

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:

By night:

 

Not known

Not known

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F: Beacon:

 

Not known

Not known

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

W/T and R/T:

VH/F:

 

Not known

Not known

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known 

 

   

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 BR 1807. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Mar. 48

 

 

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

 

800

 

Fleet Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from HMS INDOMITABLE 11.01.42 to 16.03.42.

Equipped with 12 Fulmar IIs.


801

Single  Seat Fighter Squadron

Detachment (6) disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 03-09.07.59

Equipped with Seahawk FGA.6


810

Anti-Submarine Squadron

Detachment (6) disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 03-09.07.59

Equipped with Gannet AS,4s


814

Anti-Submarine Squadron

Disembarked from HMS HERMES 15.08.60. Embarked in HMS VICTORIOUS 26.08.60.

Equipped with 8 Whirlwind HAS.7s


815

Anti-Submarine Squadron

Disembarked from HMS ARK ROYAL 19.12.63. Embarked in HMS CENTAUR  15.01.64.

Equipped with 8 Wessex HAS 1.


827

Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from HMS INDOMITABLE 11.01.42 to 23.02.42.

Equipped with 12 Albacore Is.


831

Torpedo Spotter Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from HMS INDOMITABLE 23.02.42 to 16.03.42

Equipped with 12 Albacore Is.


8848

Commando Helicopter Squadron

'A' Flight Disembarked from HMS ALBION to  conduct hot weather trials t05.04.65 embarked in RFA Sir Lancelot 09.06.65.

Equipped with (4?) Wessex HU.5s


849A

Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 05-18.03.63.

Equipped with Gannet AEW.3s


849D

Airborne Early Warning Squadron

Detachment (2) disembarked from HMS BULWARK 11.08.58 to 09.08.58.

Equipped with Skyraider AEW.I


880

Fleet Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from HMS INDOMITABLE 11-12.01.42.

Detachment (2) from HMS INDOMITABLE 22-23.02.42.

Equipped with 9 Sea Hurricane IB.

 

891

All Weather Fighter  Squadron

Disembarked from HMS BULWARK 31.07.58 to 04.08.58.

Disembarked from HMS BULWARK 10-20.08.58.

Detachment (?) disembarked from HMS BULWARK 28.08.58. to 08.09.58.

Detachment (2) disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 03-09.09.59.

Equipped with 8 Sea Venom FAW.2I


8893

All Weather Fighter  Squadron

Disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 12-20.07.61

Detachment (4) disembarked from HMS CENTAUR 23-31.03.62

Equipped with 8 Sea Vixen FAW.I


 

 

 

 

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