Latitude 33°43'00"S  Longitude  150°52'00"W

   

ACQUISITION

Airfield on loan form R.A.A.F.

 

COMMISSIONED

18 February 1945  as NABTHORPE
15 November 1945 as NABSTOCK
 

PAID OFF

15 November 1945 (NABTHORPE)
09 June 1946 (NABSTOCK)
 

COMMANDING OFFICER

 Commander (A) E.W. Kenton 15 Feb 1945
 Captain H.V.P. McClintock D.S.O. 15 Nov 1945
 

   

FUNCTION

The support of disembarked Squadrons.
The provision of a Crew Pool & Refresher Flying School (706 Naval Air Squadron)
 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Nowra,

New South Wales,

Australia

 

LOCALITY

 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)
 

LANDMARKS

Railway line to Sydney forms airfield's NE boundary. Eastern Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River is W boundary.
 

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.

   

 

   

CONTROL

Control Building

 

ELEVATION

50' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three, unsealed gravel pavement: -


04/24 QDM. 037° 217° .... 1335 x 50yds. 
11/29 QDM. 108° 288° .... 1500 x 50 yds. 

15/33 QDM. 148° 328° .... 1665 x 50 yds. 

 

TRACKS

50' perimeter tracks except runway ends 04 and 11.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

Trees surround, but approach fans have been cleared.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day:

By night:

 

Supplied by MONAB

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F:

Beacon:

 

Supplied by MONAB

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

W/T and R/T:

VH/F:

 

Supplied by MONAB

GROUND RADAR

Not known 

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

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 squadron personnel.

 

approximate capacity:

MONAB

 Squadron

Officers:

50

140

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

470

810

 

ARMOURIES

 

 

COMPASS BASE

One, concrete 70' diameter.

 

DISPERSAL

Four aprons outside of perimeter track, and one larger apron in centre of airfield.

 

HANGARS

 SE of landing area.

On arrival at Schofields MONAB 3 erected portable canvas hangers on the dispersal aprons while airfield construction continued.

 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

4 x Bellman

 187' 6" x 105'

25' 105'
4 x Dorland canvas ? ? ?
 

MEDICAL

 

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

 

 

TEST BUTT

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

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 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

 

702

 

 

706

 

 

723

 

 

724

 

 

801

 

 

812

 

 

814

 

 

820

 

 

837

 

 

880

 

 

885

 

 

887

 

 

894

 

 

899

 

 

1770

 

 

1772

 

 

1790

 

 

1831

 

 

1834

 

 

1836

 

 

1840

 

 

1843

 

 

1845

 

 

1850

 

 

1851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

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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