Latitude 52°59'09"N  Longitude 02°13'15"W

   
ACQUISITION Various premises requisitioned by the Admiralty in and around the village of Clayton, Staffordshire.

 

COMMISSIONED 24th May 1940

 

CLOSED 24th May 1940 - 'DAEDALUS II' (transferred from RNAS Lympne.)

 

PAID OFF 31st January 1946

 

   
C.O./O.I.C. Captain (E) B.L.G. Sebastian 24 May 40 - 30 Oct 41

Captain (E) J.I. Moore           06 Nov 41 - 01 Feb 44

Captain (E) C.A. Shaw CBE    01 Feb 44 - 31 Jan 46

   
FUNCTION Technical training of Air Apprentices ands Air Fitters

 

ADDRESS R.N. Aircraft Training Establishment

Old Bank House,

Penkill Street

Newcastle-under-Lyme,

Staffordshire,

England 

LOCALITY

The establishment occupied several locations in and around the village of Clayton, Staffordshire.

 

LANDMARKS Not known

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS 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

Not known 

 

COMPASS BASE Not known 

 

DISPERSAL 1 hardstanding

 

HANGARS Hanger site on western side of Northwood Lane, Clayton (constructed in 19)43

 

Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width

?

     
 
MEDICAL Small sick bay at Clayton Hall, larger sick Quarters and clinic at Blackfriars

 

METEOROLOGICAL Not applicable

 

FUEL AND OIL
Aviation: Not known.
M/T: Not known.
Oil : Not known.
   
TEST BASE None.

 

TEST BUTT 1 aircraft test butt on Northwood Lane site

 

WORKSHOPS Dedicated instructional workshops established for RNATE at various locations.

 

EXPLOSIVES Store for aircraft ammunition

 

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


 

 

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Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

48/45 R.N. Aircraft training Establishment, Newcastle-Under-Lyme - Removal to R.N. Air Station Arbroath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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FX 78676 Aircraft Artificer (Electrical) Peter Eric Howard and classmates at Clayton Hall in 1941

 

 

 

 

 

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