Latitude 57°42'41"N  Longitude  3°19'15"W

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred on loan from RAF No. 18 Group.

Lodger facilities after return to RF until 9.2.1979.

 

COMMISSIONED

12 July 1946
 

PAID OFF

22 September 1972
 

DISPOSAL

Returned to RAF control.
 

COMMANDING OFFICER


 

FUNCTION

Operational Flying School.
Master and Civil Diversionary Airfield.
M.O.N.A.B. Development Unit.
No. I M.A.T.M.U. and No. I Mobile Mining Section on C. & M.
No. I Planned Inspection Party.

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station.

Lossiemouth,

Morayshire.

Scotland
 

LOCALITY

 The airfield lies on the S. shore of the Moray Firth, 32 miles ENE. Of Inverness and I½ miles SW. of the village of Lossiemouth.
 

LANDMARKS

 Findhorn Bay, 2 miles across, 13 miles WSW. Covesea Skerries lighthouse, 1½miles N. The villages of Branderburgh and Lossiemouth, 1½ miles NE. with the parallel road and railway to Elgin, ½ mile and ¾ mile to the E. respectively. Loch Spynie 2 miles SE.
 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 Main road to Branderburgh and Lossiemouth, 2 miles (R), and Elgin, 5 miles (R). Passengers and goods to Lossiemouth Station. Local line to Elgin for connections to Aberdeen and Inverness. There are no trains on Sundays. Bus service from railway station to airfield.
   

 

   

CONTROL

Control Building on E. side of landing area.

 

ELEVATIONN

 19' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three, concrete with tarmac surface.

                                                                Extensibility
01/10 QDM. 010°/190° .... 1500 X 50  yds.     3000

06/24 QDM. 056°/236° .... 2000 X 50  yds.    3000

11/29 QDM. 108°/288° .... 1,400 X 50  yds.    3000
 Runway extension requires slight demolition.
Note: S. end of runway 01/19 and E. end of runway 11/29 to be curtailed in accordance with A.F.O. 3594/47.

 

TRACKS

 50' perimeter track.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

Masts (65o') 4 miles W.

Circuit and Approach

None.

 

 

APPROACH

Recommended sector, mean QDM.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 Two windsocks.
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day:

None.

By night: Airfield beacon. Flashing Red LM.
 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F:

M/F, H/F and VH/F.

Beacon:  YG, 251MS, AN/CPN6, and Eureka.
 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

None.

By night: Drem Mark II Airfield lighting.
 

APPROACH - RADIO

BABS

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

 M/F and H/F

 2 transmitters, 12 receivers

VH/F  9 transmitters, 19 receivers.
 
CALL SIGNS  R/T .. LOSSIE
W/T .. MHZ
Identity Letters .. LM
 

GROUND RADAR

Aircraft direction using G.C.I. and Interrogator and aircraft direction using low cover Radar set with Interrogator.

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters in main site and two dispersed sites to N.E.

 

Capacity:

Officers:

156

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

1,420

W.R.N.S. Officers:

14

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

150

 

ARMOURIES

 

 

COMPASS BASE

 Diameter 70'.

 

DISPERSAL

 40 hardstandings for heavy bomber types.

 

HANGARS

In five sites dispersed round airfield.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

 2 Bellman
 One used as Main Air Stores
 95' x 175'  25′  87' 9"
 3 Type "C"  150' x 250'  35'  150'
 1 Type "j"  200′ x300′  25′  105
 4 Type "K"  200' X 300' -  200′
 7 Type "L"  165' x 300' -  100′
 

MEDICAL

 Sick quarters in main site to E. of landing area.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 Full service by Naval personnel.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

84,00o gallons in two installations. Additional storage of i86,000 gallons on dispersed sites.

M/T:

N5,000 gallons.

Oil :

3,500 gallons in three installations.

   

TEST BASE

 

 

TEST BUTT

 1 M.G. test butt, 1 M.G. range, 1 cannon range.

 

WORKSHOPS

 Special scale for centralised maintenance.

 

VISITORS

 Visitors' parking area.

 

EXPLOSIVES

 

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Air to air

 

Air to ground and R. p. Firing

 

Live and practice bombing

 

Practice bombing

 

Assault training

 
   
   

Information taken from BR.1807. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Dec. 48 and Sep 55.

 

 

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

 

700B

 

 

700ZZ

 

 

36

 

 

738

 

 

750

 

 

751

 

 

759

 

 

764

 Advanced Training squadron
Formed here 18.05.1953. Moved to RNAS Yeovilton 23.09.1953. E
quipped with  Seafire XVII, Firefly T.1 and T..2.
 

7764B

 Scimitar Conversation Unit
Formed here 26.03.1965. Disbanded here 23.11.1965

Equipped with Scimitar F.1.

 

766

 

 

771

 

 

800

 

 

800B

 

 

801

 

 

802

 

 

803

 

 

804

 

 

806

 

 

807

 

 

809

 

 

810

 

 

811

 

 

813

 

 

814

 

 

815

 

 

819

 

 

824

 

 

831

 

 

845

 

 

846

 

 

849

 

 

849A

 

 

849B

 

 

849C

 

 

849D

 

 

860

 

 

882

 

 

890

 

 

892

 

 

894

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 


LE CUMHACHO MO SGIATHAN

(BY THE POWER OF MY TALONS)

 

 


 

 


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