Latitude 55°57'02"N Longitude 02°53'36"W

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facility for R.N. Air Section at R.A.F. Station.

Transferred to Admiralty on indefinite Loan from R.A.F. No.13 Group 21.4.1945

 

COMMISSIONED

21.4.1945 as a tender to RNAS Donibristle with accounts held in MERLIN

01.6.1945 as independent command NIGHTHAWK II, tender to RNAS Drem. 
 

PAID OFF

15.3.1946
 

DISPOSAL

Returned to RAF control.
 

C.O./O.I.C.

 
   

FUNCTION

Tender to RNAS Drem.
 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Macmerry,

Tranent,
East Lothian,

Scotland

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2½ mile W. of the town of Tranent and 14 miles E. of Edinburgh
 

LANDMARKS

The Firth of Forth 2 miles N.

Hope Town monument, Firth of Forth.
 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Railway station (LNER) at Longniddry 2 miles distant,

   
   

CONTROL

Control Building

 

ELEVATION

300 ' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Irregular grass landing area


WNW/ESE  1500yds.

NW/SE       1200 yds. 
NNW/SSE   1200 yds.

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day:

None.

By night: None.
 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F:

 

Beacon:
 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

None.

By night: Airfield lighting Mk,2
 

APPROACH - RADIO

 

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

 M/F and H/F

 - transmitters, - receivers

VH/F  - transmitters, - receivers.
 

GROUND RADAR

None.

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters

 

Capacity: Figures are for billets available on site not necessarily actual staffing.

Officers:

56

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

831

W.R.N.S. Officers:

6

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

172

 

ARMOURIES

 

 

COMPASS BASE

 

 

DISPERSAL

 

 

HANGARS

Hangars

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

1 x T2      
1 X Civilian      
7 x Blister      
1 x robin      
 

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 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, or operated from, this location

 

734

Night Fighter School

Based at RNAS Drem it is possible use of the airfield by this  squadron.

Equipped with Hellcat II.NF, Firefly NF.I, Harvard and Anson,

 

770

Fleet Requirements Unit

Based atRN Air Sect Drem from July 1944, it is possible use of the airfield by this  squadron.

Equipped mainly with Martinet and Hurricanes

 

1791

Two Seater Night Fighter Squadron

Operated from RNAS Drem from J18th une 1945 until moving to RNAS Burscough on August 18th.

Equipped with Firefly NF.I.

 

1792

Two Seater Night Fighter Squadron

Operated from RNAS Drem from 29th August 1945 until moving to RNAS Machrihanish on November 27th 1945.

Equipped with Firefly NF.I.

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

811/45 R.A.F. Stations Drem and Macmerry transfer to R.N.

2370/46 R.N. Air Stations, Drem and Macmerry (H.M.S. "NIGHTHAWK") return to R.A.F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment

 

Click to refresh the page after posting your comment or to hide the form