Latitude 51°39'35"N  Longitude 01°28'51"W

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred from Ministry of Aircraft Production on loan. .15 July 1944

 

OPENED

1 August 1944

 

COMMISSIONED

1 August 1944

 

PAID OFF

To Care & Maintenance status by June 1945

 

CLOSED

 
   

FUNCTION

Tender to RNAS Worthy Down

Reserve A/C Storage for obsolescent types

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,

Bush Barn,

Pussey,

Berkshire

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 10 miles S.W. of Oxford and 12½ miles N.E. of Swindon. Pusey village lies adjacent N.

 

LANDMARKS

Main line G.W.R. 3 miles S., River Thames 3 miles N., R.A.F. Kingston Bagpusize 3 miles E.N.E., R.A.F. Shellingford 2¼ miles S.W.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Secondary road to main Oxford-Swindon road. Challow station G.W.R. 5 miles S. (by road).

 

   

CONTROL

None.

 

ELEVATION

280' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS /LANDING AREA

The airfield, having all-grass surface the following are merely indications of the runs available in the direction stated:-


08/26 QDM. 083°/263° .... 880 yds.

10/28 QDM. 101°/281° .... 1,130 yds.

16/34 QDM. 16°/341° .... 980 yds.

 

TRACKS

None.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

The airfield is surrounded by trees with gaps in the indicated approaches.

 

APPROACH

Not known 

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known 

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day:

By night:

 

Not known

Not known

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F: Beacon:

 

Not known

Not known

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

W/T and R/T:

VH/F:

 

Not known

Not known

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known 

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

Unknown.

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

Unknown.

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

Aircraft are stored on the edge of the wood on the E.

 

HANGARS

Blister hangers widely dispersed around the airfield:

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

1Robin

?' x ?'

?' 

 ?'

26  Blister

45' x 45'

17'

-

 

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

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

None.

   
   

Information taken from CB 4368 A. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 44

 

 

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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