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CLOSED/WITHDRAWN October 1945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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