Airfield on loan form R.A.A.F.
18 February 1945 as NABTHORPE
15 November 1945 as NABSTOCK
15 November 1945 (NABTHORPE)
09 June 1946 (NABSTOCK)
Commander (A) E.W. Kenton 15 Feb 1945
Captain H.V.P. McClintock D.S.O. 15 Nov 1945
of disembarked Squadrons.
The provision of a Crew Pool & Refresher Flying School
(706 Naval Air Squadron)
R.N. Air Station
New South Wales,
The airfield lies one mile S. of the town of Schofields, 19 mile. WNW of Sydney Bridge and 15 miles NNW of Bankstown (MONAB II)
Railway line to Sydney forms airfield's NE boundary.
Eastern Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River is W
ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS
Sealed road to Quaker's Hill one half mile where there
is a railway station on the Richmond line to Sydney.
50' above M.S.L.
Three, unsealed gravel pavement: -
04/24 QDM. 037°
.... 1335 x 50yds.
11/29 QDM. 108°
.... 1500 x 50 yds.
.... 1665 x 50 yds.
50' perimeter tracks except runway ends 04 and 11.
Trees surround, but approach fans have been cleared.
No special approach recommended.
HOMING - VISUAL
APPROACH - VISUAL
APPROACH - RADIO
W/T and R/T:
At the time of transfer to Admiralty the station was
still under construction with permanent accommodation
for only 200. Tented accommodation provided for MOAB and
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:
SE of landing area.
On arrival at Schofields MONAB 3 erected portable canvas
hangers on the dispersal aprons while airfield
4 x Bellman
6" x 105'
FUEL AND OIL
BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES
Air to air
Air to ground and R. p. Firing
Live and practice bombing
Information taken from CB 4368 B. Admiralty Handbook
of Naval Air Stations Aug. 45
Click here for a list of
Admiralty Fleet Orders:
Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:
Oblique shot of Schofields.
Overhead shot of Schofields
This shot shows the ongoing construction work, only 2 Bellman
hangars are complete, the base and rids of a third can be seen.
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