Latitude ° ' " N Longitude ° ' " W

Location unknown

   
OPENED May 12942?

 

COMMISSIONED 01 June 1942

 

PAID OFF 31 March 1944

 

CLOSED Not known.

 

   
FUNCTION Aircraft Repair Yard

Reserve aircraft storage

Headquarters of Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations (Eastern Stations.).

 

PARENT STATION TO: RNAS Mackinnon Road, RNAS Voi, RN Air Sect Port Reitz.

 

   
ADDRESS R.N. Aircraft Repair Yard

Kilindini

Mombasa

Kenya,

East Africa

 

LOCALITY The exact location of this airfield is uncertain
R.N.A.S., Mackinnon Road, lies 40 miles WNW. R.A.F. Port Reitz lies ??

 

LANDMARKS Mombasa Island, Kilindini harbour.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Kilindini harbour has 5 deep-water berths served by railway tracks. There are several 3- and 5-ton electric mobile cranes one 10-ton crane and a 60-ton floating crane available.

 

   
CONTROL Not known.

 

ELEVATION 180' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS /LANDING AREA

Not known

 

??/?? QDM. ---°/---° .... ?? X ?? yds.

 

TRACKS Not known

 

OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation: Not known
Circuit: Not known
Approach: Not known

 

APPROACH Not known

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day:

By night:

Not known

Not known

 

HOMING--RADIO D/F: Beacon: Not known

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO Not known

 

GROUND RADAR None.

 

   
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.

 

ARMOURIES Not known

 

COMPASS BASE Not known

 

DISPERSAL Not known

 

HANGARS Not known

 

Number /Type                                       Size         Door Height  Door Width

? ? ............... ......................................   ??'                ?'                  ?'

MEDICAL Not known

 

METEOROLOGICAL Air Ministry provide facilities.

 

Prevalent winds : Between N.E. and NW., December-March.
Between SE. and SW., April-November.
Rainy Seasons : April-June and November and December. Heavy
afternoon showers prevalent throughout the year.

Average Cloud Base :

June-September, above 500 feet.
September-January, above x,000 feet.
January-May, above 1,500 feet.

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Not known.
M/T: Not known.
Oil : Not known.

 

TEST BASE Not known

 

TEST BUTT Not known

 

WORKSHOPS

Workshops, etc, to Repair yard scale.

 

EXPLOSIVES Not known

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES None.

 

 

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

 
788 Fleet Requirements Unit operating Albacore, Fulmar, Sea Hurricane, Skua, &Swordfish,

Moved fromRNAS Tanga 24 June 1942 A detachment operated at RNARY  Nairobi 1 May - 7 Nov 42.
Squadron disbanded 1 June 1945


710

 

Seaplane Squadron

Equipped with 6 Walrus

Disembarked from HMS ALBATROSS 31.05.42.  operated various detachments aboard ALBATROSS before the squadron moved to RAF Majunga 09.09.42.


810 TBR squadron equipped with Swordfish

Disembarked from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 01-15.07.42.


 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Could this be Bamburi, Mombasa

 

This station was also recorded as RNAY Mombasa in some sources

 

'Kipanga' is Swahili for 'goshawk'

 

 

There is no information available about this station.

 

Cab you help? 

 

 

 

 

No map or location plan available

 

Possible location of RNARY Kilindini

View Larger Map

 

 

 

 

 © 2013 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


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Ron Leggett (Auckland, New Zealand) says...
Smile This is obviously very out of date lol. eg in 1955 there were 10 deep water berths at Kilindini. There's even more now. McKinnon Road is a long way from Mombasa, I never knew it had an airfield. Port Reitz is now an International AirportLaugh
10th February 2015 9:05pm
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