Latitude 56°31'41"N Longitude 02°39'32"W

   

ACQUISITION

Purpose built for the Admiralty

 

COMMISSIONED

1.5.1943

 

CLOSED

 

 

PAID OFF

14.8.1946

   

C.O./O.I.C.

 
   

FUNCTION

Deck landing training school; p.L.c.Q. training.

T.B.R. Training

Aircraft Handling and Fire Fighting school

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,
East Haven,
Carnoustie,

Angus,

Scotland.

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies between the main Arbroath-Dundee road and the coast; ½ mile N. of the coastal village of East Haven. Arbroath lies 3 miles N.E. by E. Dundee lies 11 miles W.S.W.

 

LANDMARKS

Buddon Ness, the N. entrance point of the Firth of Tay, distant 4 miles S,W.; the Arbroath-Dundee road forming the N.W. boundary and the coastal railway passing 400 yds. from the S.E. boundary.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Main road from the airfield 'to Arbroath and Dundee. Road from airfield to railway station at East Haven, on the line from Arbroath to Dundee; Stores not requiring a crane should be routed to. East Haven railway station.
Personnel and heavy stores to Arbroath railway, station.

   

 

   

CONTROL

Control building outside perimeter track, on the N.W. side of the landing area.
Ground signals area immediately in front of the Control building.

 

ELEVATION

 75' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Four, tarmac.

 

01/19 QDM. 009° -189° .... 1,060 x 30 yds. 

05/23 QDM. 055° -235° .... 1,220 x 30 yds. Low visibility runway.

10/28 QDM. 099° -279° .... 1,015 x 30 yds.

14/32 QDM. 145° -325° ....  1,000 x 30 yds. 

 

 

TRACKS

40-ft. perimeter track.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Rising land to N. and W. (600 ft. within 5 miles).

Circuit

Rising land to N.W. with hillock, 338, ft. distant2.300yds.
N.N.W.

Approach

Best approach is to runway 05/23. Dummy Carrier Island (H.M.S. " Spurious ") normally constitutes an obstruction to other than controlled landings.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Windsocks inside perimeter track, on W. side of landing area, and outside perimeter track, on the E. side.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

 

Beacons

 

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

Airfield lighting (Naval) installed.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

 

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

1 line M/F. (W/T.). 4 lines H/F. (R/T.).

CALL SIGNS

R/T

 

W/T

 

Identity letters

 
   

GROUND RADAR

 

 

   

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

At Sparrowmuir camp mile ½mile W. and at Scryne camp ½mile W.S.W. of the airfield.

 

Capacity:

Officers:

154

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

1.012

W.R.N.S. Officers:

14

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

364

 

ARMOURIES

To accommodate 4 squadrons.

 

COMPASS BASE

One, tarmac, diameter 70 ft.

 

DISPERSAL

Four A/c standings off the perimeter track, to N. and W.

 

HANGARS

On the N., S.W. and N.W. sides of the airfield, connected by 40-ft. tracks to the perimeter track.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

4 (Squadron)

60'x 70'

20'

60'

8 (Squadron)

60'x 70' 

17'

55'

14 (Storage)

60'x 70' 

17'

55'

 

MEDICAL

Sick Bay on S.W. side of airfield.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Office in the Control building. Full meteorological service by Naval personnel available.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Two installations of 18,000 gallons each.

M/T:

2,000 gallons.

Oil :

4,000 gallons.

   

TEST BASE

Test base, aligned on Bell Rock.

 

TEST BUTT

Test butt and 25-yd. range under construction.

 

WORKSHOPS

One A.R.S. hangar and one Reserve Servicing hangar; each 185.' x 110' x 25':x 110'.
Workshops to 2-3 squadron scale.

 

VISITORS

 

 

EXPLOSIVES

Explosives area on the N.E. side of the airfield: Practise Stocks to provision
2 T.B.R. and 1 F. F.' squadron.

 

TRAINING EQUIPMENT

Catapult and crane being installed.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 
 

Use of Monifieth Bombing Range araRunness Range when completed.

   
   

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

 

731

 

 

767

 

 

768

 

 

769

 

 

826

 

 

 

 

 

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