Kirkistown.htm

 

Latitude 54š27'22"N Longitude 05š28'11"W

   
ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. Northern Ireland on loan 14 July 1945

COMMISSIONED 17 July 1945
PAID OFF To Care & Maintenance status 14 November 1945 'on books of GADWALL'
CLOSED Returned to R.A.F. Northern Ireland control, 15.01.46.
   
C.O. Captain G.N.P. Stringer
   
FUNCTION Satellite airfield to R.N.A.S. Ballyhalbert
PARENT R.N.A.S. Ballyhalbert
ADDRESS R.N. Air Station

Kirkistown,

 County Down,

Northern Ireland.

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2½ mile S. of Ballyhalbert, County Down.
LANDMARKS Shrangfiord Lough  3 miles W. Skulmart lightship 5‚½ miles NNE.
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Railway station at Newtonards, 15 miles (R).
   
   
CONTROL Control Building No.
ELEVATION  20' above M.S.L.
RUNWAYS Three, Tarmac:


04/22 QDM. 042š-222š .... 1.300 x 50 yds. 

10/28 QDM. `00š-280š .... 1,160 x 50 yds. 

`6/34 QDM. -161š--341š ....1,000 x 50 yds. 

TRACKS Perimeter track connects ends of runways
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Not known.
Circuit None.
Approach None.
APPROACH No special approach recommended.
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 None
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F ? transmitters, ? receivers.
VH/F  ? transmitters,  ? receivers.
GROUND RADAR None.

 

   
ACCOMMODATION Living quarters in dispersed sites.


Capacity (based on RAF manning)

Officers............................................136
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings................... 1,193
W.R.N.S. Officers ..............................None

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings..... None

ARMOURIES Not known.
COMPASS BASE Not known.
DISPERSAL Not known.
HANGARS  
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
4 x Blister 45' x 45'    
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 None.
VISITORS Not known.
EXPLOSIVES  
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES Not known.

Air to air

 
Air to ground and R. p. Firing  
Live and practice bombing  
Practice bombing  

Assault training

 


Information taken from CB 4368 B. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 45

 

 

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

 
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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

1220.45 R.N. Air Stations, Ballyhalbert and Kirkistown - Transfer from R.A.F. and Commissioning as Naval Air Station.

6872/45 R.N. Air Stations, Ballyhalbert and Kirkistown - Reduction to Care and Maintenance.

1396/46 R.N. Air Stations, Ballyhalbert and Kirkistown -  Return to R.A.F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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