Latitude 52°59'09"N  Longitude 02°13'15"W

   

ACQUISITION

Various premises requisitioned by the Admiralty in and around the village of Clayton, Staffordshire.

 

COMMISSIONED

24th May 1940

 

CLOSED

24th May 1940 - 'DAEDALUS II' (transferred from RNAS Lympne.)

 

PAID OFF

31st January 1946

 

   

C.O./O.I.C.

Captain (E) B.L.G. Sebastian 24 May 40 - 30 Oct 41

Captain (E) J.I. Moore           06 Nov 41 - 01 Feb 44

Captain (E) C.A. Shaw CBE    01 Feb 44 - 31 Jan 46

   

FUNCTION

Technical training of Air Apprentices ands Air Fitters

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Aircraft Training Establishment

Old Bank House,

Penkill Street

Newcastle-under-Lyme,

Staffordshire,

England 

LOCALITY

The establishment occupied several locations in and around the village of Clayton, Staffordshire.

 

LANDMARKS

Not known

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

Not known

   
 
Not applicable
 
 
Not applicable
 
   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters

 

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

1 hardstanding

 

HANGARS

Hanger site on western side of Northwood Lane, Clayton (constructed in 19)43

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

?

     
 

MEDICAL

Small sick bay at Clayton Hall, larger sick Quarters and clinic at Blackfriars

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Not applicable

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

None.

 

TEST BUTT

1 aircraft test butt on Northwood Lane site

 

WORKSHOPS

Dedicated instructional workshops established for RNATE at various locations.

 

EXPLOSIVES

Store for aircraft ammunition

 

   

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

 
  A number of instructional airframes were housed on site.
 

 

 

 

 

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Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

48/45 R.N. Aircraft training Establishment, Newcastle-Under-Lyme - Removal to R.N. Air Station Arbroath

 

 

 

 

 

 


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