Latitude 54°37'52"N Longitude 06°09'13"W

   
ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. Northern Ireland on loan until October 1946.

COMMISSIONED 11 July 1945
PAID OFF To Care & Maintenance status 14 November 1945 'on books of GADWALL'
CLOSED Returned to R.A.F. Northern Ireland control, date not known.
   
C.O.  
   
FUNCTION  
ADDRESS R.N. Air Station

Nutts Corner,

 County Antrim,

Northern Ireland.

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2½ mile ENE of Crumlin..
LANDMARKS Lough Neagh 6 miles W. Divis hill5½ miles SE.
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Railway station at Crumlin, 2½ miles (R).
   
   
CONTROL Control Building
ELEVATION  350' above M.S.L.
RUNWAYS Three, Tarmac:


10/28 QDM. 100° -280° .... 2.000 x 50 yds. 

04/22 QDM. 042° -222° .... 1.600 x 50 yds. 

34/16 QDM. 33-158° ....1,200 x 50 yds. 

TRACKS Perimeter track connects ends of runways
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Divis peak 1574' 5 miles ESE./
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 Mk2 airfield lighting
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F ? transmitters, ? receivers.
VH/F  ? transmitters,  ? receivers.
GROUND RADAR None.

 

   
ACCOMMODATION Living quarters


Capacity (based on RAF manning)

Officers............................................546
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings....................1.475
W.R.N.S. Officers ..............................18

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings..... 300

 

ARMOURIES Not known.
COMPASS BASE Not known.
DISPERSAL 50 loop hardstands.
HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
2 x T1      
2 x T2      
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 Not known.
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

 
7

 

 
8  

 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

1221.45 R.N. Air Stations, Nutts Corner- Transfer from R.A.F. and Commissioning as Naval Air Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


View Larger Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Â© 2013 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment

 

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