Latitude 34° 00' 23"S Longitude 18° 29' 43"E

   
ACQUISITION Lodger facilities on a South African Air Force Station. 

 

OPENED c.1940

 

COMMISSIONED Initially on books of AFRIKANDER III  then AFRIKANDER I from 02.06.1941.

 

CLOSED 18.05.42 R.N. Air Section transferred to RNAS Wingfield

 

PAID OFF 18.05.42
   
C.O.  
   
FUNCTION  

 

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Section

S.A.A.F. station Youngsfield,

Wynberg, Cape Town,

South Africa.

 

LOCALITY

 

 

LANDMARKS  

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS  
   
   
CONTROL Control Building
ELEVATION  ' above M.S.L.
RUNWAYS
--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... --- x -- yds. 

 

TRACKS  
OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation None.
Circuit  
Approach None.
APPROACH No special approach recommended.
WIND INDICATOR  
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day None.
By night None.
HOMING--RADIO D/F  
Beacons  
APPROACH - VISUAL By day None.
By night  
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  transmitters,  receivers.
VH/F   transmitters,   receivers.
CALL SIGNS R/T  
W/T  
Identity letters  
   
GROUND RADAR  

 

 

   
   
ACCOMMODATION Living quarters


Capacity

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

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

 

ARMOURIES  
COMPASS BASE  
DISPERSAL  
HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width
       
       
       
       
 
MEDICAL  
METEOROLOGICAL  
FUEL AND OIL Aviation -  
M/T -  
Oil -  
TEST BASE  
TEST BUTT  
WORKSHOPS  
VISITORS  
EXPLOSIVES  
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

 

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

 
814 Torpedo, Bomber, Reconnaissance Squadron

Detachment (8) disembarked from H.M.S. HERMES 05-16.01.41.

Equipped with Swordfish Is.


826  
827 Torpedo, Spottier, Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 02-07.01.42

Equipped with 12 Albacore Is.


831  
888  

 

 

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 © 2013 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


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