Images from the private collections of Sub-Lt (A), (P) P. Hyde, Petty Officer Air Fitter (Engines) E. Collings, Leading Air Fitter (ordnance) K. Lowe, Leading Air Mechanic (Airframes) L. Meakin, and the RNRA collection.
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Setting up shop at RNAS Jervis Bay – one of the unit’s Dorland hangars is complete, a second is being assembled next door and its roof section is ready for lifting using the two ‘A’ frames.
preparations are made to hoist the roof section of the second Dorland hangar into position using the two ‘A’ frames.
This shot shows two completed Dorland hangars and the
containerised workshops – behind them a crashed Corsair is being
stripped of useable parts.
The main servicing area of MONAB V located on the
North side of runway 09/27.
Aerial view of RNAS Jervis Bay looking South. The MONAB equipment is installed on either side of runway 09/27 which runs E/W and near the intersection with runway33/15.
Aerial view of RNAS Jervis Bay looking South. This is taken from the same angle as the previous image but farther away. The aircraft park can be seen off the Sothern, 33, end of runway33/15. What few permeant guilds existed on the site can be seen on the left.
Aerial view of RNAS Jervis Bay looking Southwest. This is taken from a different angle showing the maintenance area and the aircraft park off the Sothern, 33, end of runway33/15.
Senior BPF staff visit MONAB V at Jervis Bay, May 1945. There are three Stinson Reliant under maintenance nearest the camera and five Avengers parked on the apron. Three Seafires can be seen parked in the distance.
Leading Air Fitter (ordnance) Ken Lowe pictured
with a Stinson Reliant at Jervis Bay, summer 1945
Leading Air Fitter (ordnance) Ken Lowe pictured with a Corsair at Jervis Bay, summer 1945.
Air Fitters and Artificers from MONAB 5, R.N.A.S. Nowra, 1945.
The Officers and men of the Armoury R,N,A.S. Nowra, 1945.
Petty Officer Air Fitter (Engines) Eric Collings pictured at Jervis Bay, summer 1945.
Petty Officer Air Fitter (Engines) Eric Collings pictured at Jervis Bay, summer 1945
Leading Air Mechanic (Airframes) Leslie Meakin of MONAB V.
The pilots of 723 squadron at Nowra, December 1945. Sub-Lt. (O) RNVR H.G. "Peanut" Huckle far left, Lt. (P) RNZVR I. E. Sweney 2nd from left, Lt. Cdr. (P) RNVR H.A.P. Bullivant (C.O.) 3rd from left, Lt. (P) RNVR L. A. Darby 6th from left, Sub-Lt. (P) RNVR C.H. Birch 4th from right, Sub-Lt. (P) RNVR J.E. Jones 5th from right, and Sub-Lt. (P) RNVR P. J. Hyde 6th from right
Firefly MB522 (' 273/B') of 814 squadron, disembarked from VENERABLE, crashed at RNAS Nowra c. early January 1946. The squadron has exchanged their 18 Barracudas for 12 Fireflies at the start of January and moved to RNAS Schofields on the 22nd.