Latitude 57°40'01"N Longitude 04°18'25"W

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred from R.A.F. 1.9.1944

 

COMMISSIONED

9.10.1944

 

CLOSED

 

 

PAID OFF

24.3.1948 to C & M.

   

C.O./O.I.C.

Captain F.M.R. Stephenson

   

FUNCTION

R.N. Aircraft maintenance Yard.

Aircraft Storage.

No. 8 A.T.S.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,

Evanton,

Ross-shire,

Scotland.

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies on the NW. shore of Cromarty Firth and on the SE. side of the coastal road and railway, with the village of Evanton ¾ mile SW. Invergordon lies 5½ miles ENE.
Inverness lies 12 miles SSE.

 

LANDMARKS

Cromarty and Moray Firths.
The Alness river flowing through the village of the same name in Cromarty Firth, 2 miles ENE. and Allt Graad flowing through. Evanton and forming the SW. boundary of the airfield as it enters the Firth.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Main road communication with Invergordon, 6 miles (R). Evanton and Dingwall, 6¾ miles (R) SW.
Evanton railway station lies at the W. corner of the airfield.

   

 

   

CONTROL

Control building outside perimeter track on NW. side of airfield

 

ELEVATION

 12' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Two, comcrete.

                                                                Extensibility
04/24 QDM. 043°/223° .... 1000 X 50  yds.   Nil

09/27 QDM. 095°/275° .... 1250 X 50  yds.    Nil

 

 

TRACKS

50' perimeter track.

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Mountains rising from a point 1 mile NW. to attain elevations of over 2000' within 5 miles, and 3400' within 10 miles W.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

Recommended sector, mean QDM. :.

 

WIND INDICATOR

Not known.

   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

Not known.

 

APPROACH - RADIO

 

Not known.

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

Not known.

VH/F

 Not known.

 

   

GROUND RADAR

Not known.

   

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters on N. side of airfield.

 

Capacity:

Officers:

119

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

618

W.R.N.S. Officers:

15

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

184

Note: Accommodation figures are those at time of reduction to C. & M. in March, 1948.

ARMOURIES

Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

One, diameter 6o'.

 

DISPERSAL

On grass to SW. and NW. 17 hardstandings in Maintenance yard.

 

HANGARS

On N. and W. sides of airfield.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

1 Boulton Paul

300' x 155'

35'

150'

1 Boulton Paul

200' X 155'

35'

150'

4 Bellman hangar

175' 95'

25'

87¾'

6 Blister

65' x 45'

19¾

54'

1 R. & D.

220' X 90'

20'

84'

1 Hangar

    2oo' x 1oo' (approx.)

 

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

Test butt and 25 yd. range for cannon and M.G. near N. boundary.

 

WORKSHOPS

R.N. Aircraft Maintenance Yard.
4 A.R.S. workshops (19o' x Ho' x 26' x 1o6').
S.F.P. workshop (19o' x x 26' x Io6').
E.R.S. hangar.
general workshop (83' x 75').

 

VISITORS

 

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 
 

Not known.

   

Information taken from B/R/ 1807 Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Dec. 48

 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 

771

 

Fleet Requirements Unit

 


774

 

Armament Training Squadron


800

 

801

 

803

 

810

 

811

 

816

 

818

 

820

 

821

 

822

 

823

 

825

 

835

 

 

 

 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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