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

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. Northern Ireland on loan.
 

COMMISSIONED

11 July 1945
 

PAID OFF

To Care & Maintenance status 14 November 1945 'on books of GADWALL'

Finally paid off 01 April 1946,
 

DISPOSAL

Returned to R.A.F. Northern Ireland control.
 

COMMANDING OFFICER

 
   

FUNCTION

Accommodation for first-line fighter squadrons

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Nutts Corner,

 County Antrim,

Northern Ireland.
 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2½mile ENE of Crumlin..
Belfast is 8 miles East.
 

LANDMARKS

Lough Neagh 6 miles W. Divis hill5 ½ mile 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

 

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

 

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

Not known.

 

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

 

772

 

 

802

 

 

803

 

 

807

 

 

809

 

 

879

 

 

883

 

 

891

 

 

1835

 

 

1837

 

 

1852

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 


 


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