Latitude 04°53'45"N Longitude 01°46'29"W

   

ACQUISITION

Joint RN/RAF station

 

OPENED

 

COMMISSIONED

01 October 143

 

PAID OFF

16  December 1943 to Care & Maintenance

 

CLOSED

 
   

FUNCTION

Erection of crated aircraft for despatch via the West African Reinforcement Route to Egypt1. (While on Care & maintenance operated as an RN Rest Camp)

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station,

Komenda,

Takoradi,

Gold Coast,

West Africa

 

LOCALITY

 

 

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS


 

   

CONTROL

Not known

 

ELEVATION

20' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS /LANDING AREA

Three


--/-- QDM. ---°/---° .... --- X --  yds.

--/-- QDM. ---°/---° .... --- X --  yds.

--/-- QDM. ---°/---° .... --- X --  yds.

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation:
Circuit:
Approach:

Not known

Not known

Not known.

 

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

Not known

 

HANGARS

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

? (type n/k)

?

?

?

       

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

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

Not known

   
   

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

 

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No squadrons were based here or visited this station.

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 


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