Latitude ° ' " N Longitude ° ' " W

Location unknown

   

OPENED

May 12942?

 

COMMISSIONED

01 June 1942

 

PAID OFF

31 March 1944

 

CLOSED

Not known.

 

   

FUNCTION

Aircraft Repair Yard

Reserve aircraft storage

Headquarters of Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations (Eastern Stations.).

 

PARENT STATION TO:

RNAS Mackinnon Road, RNAS Voi, RN Air Sect Port Reitz.

 

   

ADDRESS

R.N. Aircraft Repair Yard

Kilindini

Mombasa

Kenya,

East Africa

 

LOCALITY

The exact location of this airfield is uncertain
R.N.A.S., Mackinnon Road, lies 40 miles WNW. R.A.F. Port Reitz lies ??

 

LANDMARKS

Mombasa Island, Kilindini harbour.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Kilindini harbour has 5 deep-water berths served by railway tracks. There are several 3- and 5-ton electric mobile cranes one 10-ton crane and a 60-ton floating crane available.

 

   

CONTROL

Control Building

 

ELEVATION

 ' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS


--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... --- x -- yds. 

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

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:

Unknown.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

Unknown.

 

ARMOURIES

Not known

 

COMPASS BASE

Not known

 

DISPERSAL

Not known

 

HANGARS

Not known

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

       
       
 

MEDICAL

Not known

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Air Ministry provide facilities.

 

Prevalent winds : Between N.E. and NW., December-March.
Between SE. and SW., April-November.
Rainy Seasons : April-June and November and December. Heavy
afternoon showers prevalent throughout the year.

Average Cloud Base :

June-September, above 500 feet.
September-January, above x,000 feet.
January-May, above 1,500 feet.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

 

TEST BASE

Not known

 

TEST BUTT

Not known

 

WORKSHOPS

Workshops, etc, to Repair yard scale.

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

None.

 

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

 

788

Fleet Requirements Unit operating Albacore, Fulmar, Sea Hurricane, Skua, &Swordfish,

Moved from RNAS Tanga 24 June 1942 A detachment operated at RNARY Nairobi 1 May - 7 Nov 42.
Squadron disbanded 1 June 1945


710

 

Seaplane Squadron

Equipped with 6 Walrus

Disembarked from HMS ALBATROSS 31.05.42.  operated various detachments aboard ALBATROSS before the squadron moved to RAF Majunga 09.09.42.


810

TBR squadron equipped with Swordfish

Disembarked from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 01-15.07.42.


 

 

This station was also recorded as RNAY Mombasa in some sources

 

'Kipanga' is Swahili for 'goshawk'

 

There is no information available about this station.

 

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No map or location plan available

 

Possible location of RNARY Kilindini

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Comments (1)

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Ron Leggett (Auckland, New Zealand) says...
Smile This is obviously very out of date lol. eg in 1955 there were 10 deep water berths at Kilindini. There's even more now. McKinnon Road is a long way from Mombasa, I never knew it had an airfield. Port Reitz is now an International AirportLaugh
10th February 2015 9:05pm
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