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
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811  
816  
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825  
835  

 

 

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