Latitude 52°25'52"N Longitude 01°25'13"E

   

ACQUISITION

Former U.S.A.A.F. airfield, transferred from Air Ministry on loan in September 1945

 

COMMISSIONED

 25 September 1945

 

PAID OFF

31 May 1946 and returned to Air Ministry custody.

 

CLOSED

31 May 1946

 

   

O.I.C.

 Lt. Csr. R.J. Hanson D.S.O., D.S.C.

   

FUNCTION

 Satellite airfield to R.N.A.S. Halesworth.

 

ADDRESS

 R.N. Air Station

Bungay,

Nr. Lowestoft,

Suffolk

 

LOCALITY

 The airfield lies approximately 3 miles SW of the village of Bungay, 7 miles (R) W of RNAS Beccles and 18 mile (R) W of Lowestoft.

 

LANDMARKS

 The River Waveney.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Railway station at Beccles L.N.E.R.

   

 

   

CONTROL

 

 

ELEVATION

 130' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three, Concrete, Tarmac & Wood chippings.


05/23 QDM. 050° -230° .... 2,000 x 50 yds. 

00/18 QDM. 000° -218 .... 1,480 x 50 yds.

10/28 QDM. 100° -280° .... 1,400 x 50 yds.

 

TRACKS

 

 

   

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 None.

Approach

White Cottage approx 100 yds. from '18' end of runway 00/18.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

 Airfield lighting Mk.II.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 transmitters,  receivers.

VH/F

  transmitters,   receivers.

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known.

   

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity: (based on USAAF manning)

Officers:

421

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

2,473

W.R.N.S. Officers:

None.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

None.

 

ARMOURIES

 Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

 Not known.

 

DISPERSAL

 50 loop hardstands.

 

HANGARS

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

 2 x T.2

 135' 5" x 113' 6

25'

113' 6"  

       

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

 Not known.

 

VISITORS

 Not known.

 

EXPLOSIVES

 Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 Not known.

   
   

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

 

 

There is no record of any Fleet Air Arm units operating out of this airfield.


 

 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 


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