Latitude 55˚04'28"N Longitude 06˚56'12"W

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facilities from R.A.F. 15 Group during 1944. 

Transferred to Admiralty from R.A.F. 15 Group on loan 01 December 1045.

 

COMMISSIONED

Carried on 'books of Gannet'

 

PAID OFF

 Not known.

 

CLOSED

Not known.

 

 

   

C.O./O.I.C.

 Mot applicable.

   

FUNCTION

 Station on War Reserve Status

Used briefly for ADDLs during the Korean War by aircraft from 737 squadron, part of the  Operational Flying Training School , RNAS Eglinton.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,

Limavady,

Londonderry,

Northern Ireland.

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2 miles N. of the town of Limavady.

 

LANDMARKS

 Lough Foyle.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 Railway station at Limavady, 2 miles S.

   
   

CONTROL

Control Building and ground signals area on the south edge of the landing area, inside the perimeter track.

 

ELEVATION

 65' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three, Tarmac on concrete

     

    Extensibility

00/18

QDM. 359° -179°

1,0690 x 50 yds.

-

10/28

QDM. 097° -279°

1,530 x 50 yds.

-

13/31

QDM. 133° -313°

1,370 x 50 yds.

1500

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Hills 1260' 2 miles NE., 1100' 3 miles SE., 1298' 8 miles SW.

Circuit

 None.

Approach

None.

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

 Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

 Airfield lighting Mk.II

APPROACH - RADIO

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

Not known.

 

 

VH/F

Not known.

 

GROUND RADAR

 None.

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters  in dispersed sites.

 

Capacity: Based on R.A.F. figures

Officers:

136

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

1,379

W.R.N.S. Officers:

-

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

-

 

ARMOURIES

 

COMPASS BASE

 

DISPERSAL

 24 x 25' concrete dial standings, 1 x 100' Tarmac, 24 x 75' Tarmac, 4 x 60' Tarmac, 3 x double E standings.

 

HANGARS

Located at three sites, N. Se., and SW.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

 2 x T.2

     

 3 x Bellman

     

 6 x Blister

     
       
 

MEDICAL

 

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation -

 

M/T -

 

Oil -

 

TEST BASE

 

 

TEST BUTT

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

EXPLOSIVES

 Explosives site in NW corner of the airfield, adjacent to the '18' end of the 00/18 runway.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

 
 

None.

   

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

 

737

 

Flying training squadron - Part 2 Operational Flying Training course.

Carried out out Airfield Dummy Deck Landing training from RNAS Eglinton  beginning early in 1950.

Equipped with Seafire and Firefly


811

Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. BITER 10.06.1944 to 14.07.1944

Disembarked from H.M.S. BITER 25.08.1944 Embarked in H.M.S. VINDEX 30.09.1944

Equipped with Swordfish II and Martlet Iv.


825

Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from R.N.A.S. Machrihanish 29.09.1943. R.A.F. Mullaghmore 07.11.1943.

Equipped with 9 Swordfish. II and 6 Sea Hurricane IIc


846

Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. TRACKER 11.06.1944. Embarked in H.M.S. TRUMPETER 05.07.1944. Returned to Limavady 26.08.1944, moved to

Equipped with 12 Avenger II and 10 Wildcat IV (max strength).


850

Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from RAF Perranforth  01.08.1944. Moved to R.N.A.S. Maydown on 13.08.1944. Moved to R.A.F. Mullaghmore 06.11.1044.

Equipped with 12 Avenger II and 4 Wildcat IV.


 

 

 

 

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