Latitude 57'21"N Longitude 80° 43'"W

   
ACQUISITION Lodger facilities for an RN squadrons at an R.A.F. Heavy Bomber airfield.

 

OPENED/GRANTED  

 

CLOSED/WITHDRAWN  
   
C.O./O.I.C.  
   
FUNCTION Accommodation for one Naval Air Squadron. An extension of this facility, to cover an additional three Squadrons is under consideration.

 

ADDRESS  

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 6 miles NE. of Dambulla, a small town lying at the junction of the Colombo - Trincomalee and the Anuradhapura - Kandy roads.
The road from the village of Sigiriya to Dembulla passes close SE. of the airfield.

 

LANDMARKS  
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS  
   
   
CONTROL Not known.

 

ELEVATION  630' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS One.

 

04/22 QDM. ---° ----° ....  2,000 X 50 Yds.

 

TRACKS  
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Sigiriya Rock, rising about 580' above the runway, lies 2 miles ENE. from its NE .end.
Circuit None.
Approach None.

 

APPROACH Not known.

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known.
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night Not known.

 

HOMING--RADIO D/F Yes, details not known.
Beacons  

 

APPROACH - VISUAL By day Not known.
By night Not known.
APPROACH - RADIO  

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  H/F number of transmitters/receivers unkown.
VH/F   None.
   
GROUND RADAR Not known.

   
   
ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers: Unknown.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Unknown.

 

ARMOURIES Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE Not known.

 

DISPERSAL Not known.

 

HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width

Not known.

     
 
MEDICAL Not known.

 

METEOROLOGICAL R.A.F. provide service,

 

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.
   
   
Information taken from C.B. 4368B (Text) (8/45) Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations (Abroad)

 

 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 
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There is no evidence of any FAA squadron use


 

 

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