Latitude 17°45′00″N Longitude 183°44'00"E

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facilities for an RN Fleet Requirements Unit at an R.A.F. station.

 

OPENED/GRANTED

September 1944

 

CLOSED/WITHDRAWN

October 1945

 

   

C.O./O.I.C.

Not applicable.

 

   

FUNCTION/FACILITY

Accommodation for F.R.U.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Section

R.A.F. Station Vizagapatam

Madras

S. India

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies ¾ mile S. of Gopalapatnam railway Junction and 4, miles NWN. of the coastal tom of Vizagapatam.
 

LANDMARKS

Not known.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Not known.

   
   

CONTROL

Not known.

 

ELEVATION

 15' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

One, asphalt

 

13/31 QDM. ---˚----˚ .... 2265 x 50 yds.

 

TRACKS

Not known.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Not known.

Circuit 

Not known.

Approach

Not known.

 

APPROACH

Not known.

 

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

Not known.

APPROACH - RADIO

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 Not known.

VH/F

  Not known.

   

GROUND RAD

Not known.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

Not known.

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

Not known.

 

ARMOURIES

Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

Not known.

 

DISPERSAL

Not known.

 

HANGARS

On S.W. edge of airfield.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

Not known.

     
 

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

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

Not applicable.

   
   

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

 

722

Y Flt

Fleet Requirements Unit

Detachment of (4) Martinet T.T.1 aircraft Operated for target towing operations.

Squadron HQ formed at R.N.A.S. Tambaram 01.09.44. Squadron disbanded 24.10.45.


807

Single Seat Fighter Squadron
Moved here from R.N. Air Section Cochin 23.06.45. Embarked in H.M.S. HUNTER 26.06.45
Equipped with 20 Seafire L.IIIs.


 

 

 

 

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