Latitude 8°03'11"N Longitude 80°58'54"E

   
ACQUISITION Lodger facilities for an RN squadrons at an R.A.F. Heavy Bomber airfield.

 

OPENED/GRANTED 1942

 

CLOSED/WITHDRAWN 1946

 

   
C.O./O.I.C.  
   
FUNCTION/FACILITY Accommodation for one Naval Air Squadron available.
An extension of this facility to cover an additional three Squadrons is under consideration.

 

ADDRESS R.N. Air Section

R.A.F. Station Minnerya

Ceylon

 

LOCALITY

Situated 33 miles SSW. of R.N.A.S. TRINCOMALEE. It lies about 4 miles E. of the village of Minnerya, and close NE. of the branch railway running through the village towards its junction with the main, Trincomalee-Colombo line, distant 8 miles NW. from the airfield.

 

LANDMARKS Not known.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS Not known.
   
   
CONTROL Not known.

 

ELEVATION  171' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS One,

 

07/25 QDM. ---° ----° .... 2,500 .50 yds;
there is a 50-yd. wide levelled natural strip alongside the runway.

 

TRACKS Not known.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Not known.
Circuit Not known.
Approach Not known.

 

APPROACH Not known.

 

WIND INDICATOR Not known.
   
   
HOMING - VISUAL By day None.
By night None.
HOMING--RADIO D/F VH/F
Beacons Yes, details not known.
APPROACH - VISUAL By day None.
By night  
APPROACH - RADIO  
COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT M/F & H/F  transmitters,  receivers.
VH/F   transmitters,   receivers.
   
GROUND RADAR Yes, details not known.

   
   
ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers: Unknown.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Unknown.

 

ARMOURIES Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE Not known.

 

DISPERSAL Not known.

 

HANGARS Hangars
Number /Type Size Door Height Door Width

Not known.

     
 
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.

 

VISITORS Not known.

 

EXPLOSIVES Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Not known.
   
   
Information taken from C.B. 4368B (Text) (8/45) Handbook of Royal Naval Air Stations (Abroad)


 

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

 
733

 

 
810  
831  
847  
851 Torpedo-Bomber and Reconnaissance  squadron

Moved her from R.N. Air Section Vavuniya 20.11.44. Moved to R.N.A.S. Colombo Racecourse 19/12/44.

Equipped with 12 Avenger Is & 4Wildcat V.


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