Latitude 50°37'47"N Longitude 04°45'54"W

   
ACQUISITION 200 acre site purchased by the Admiralty in March 1940.

 

OPENED March 1940

 

COMMISSIONED As H.M.S. VULTURE II 10.08.1940
CLOSED December 1955
PAID OFF 31.12.1953 when VULTURE paid off.
C.O./O.I.C.  
   
FUNCTION Emergency landing ground for aircraft using ranges.

Land Range with marking facilities open all year round. R.P., D.B., A.G

Satellite to R.N.A.S. St. Merryn.

 

ADDRESS R.N. Emergency Landing Ground

Treligga,

Cornwall

 

LOCALITY

The landing ground lies on the coast 2½ miles S. of Tintagel Head, 1½ miles WNW. of the village of Delabole, and adjacent NW. of the village of Treligga.
Launceston lies 15 miles E. and Bodmin 10 miles SSE.
R.N.A.S., St. Merryn, lies 11 miles SW.

 

LANDMARKS The River Camel flowing into Padstow Bay, 7 miles WSW. Tintagel Head.
A small ravine runs from the N. side of the landing ground to the coast between Start and Dennis points close northward.

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS A secondary road running SSE. from the landing ground connects with the main Bodmin-Launceston road.
Access to Delabole station, 2¾ miles (R), on the Southern Region to Launceston.

 

   
   
CONTROL No permanent facilities. There is a control hut on the N. side.

 

ELEVATION  350' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS None.

 

LANDING AREA Grass surfaced with three usable strips.


Q.D.M. 045°-225° . . 700 X 100 yds.
Q.D.M. 105°-285° .. 730 x 100 yds
Q.D.M. 165°-345° .. 800 x 100 yds.

 

TRACKS None.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS Navigation Land rises to 660' above landing ground within 2j miles NE.
Circuit None.
Approach The land rises 200' within 500 yds. E.
The approaches from N., S. and seaward are clear.

 

APPROACH Recommended sector, mean QDM .

 

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

 

   
   
ACCOMMODATION A living hut on the E. side of the landing ground; otherwise there are no permanent facilities. Accommodation for 20 W.R.N.S. personnel at Port Isaac.

 

Capacity:

Officers: Not known.
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings: Not known.
W.R.N.S. Officers: 1?
W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings; 20

 

ARMOURIES None.

 

COMPASS BASE None.

 

DISPERSAL None.

 

HANGARS None.

 

MEDICAL None.

 

METEOROLOGICAL Phone R.N.A.S., St. Merryn, for meteorological information.

 

FUEL AND OIL Aviation -  
M/T -  
Oil -  
TEST BASE None.

 

TEST BUTT None.

 

WORKSHOPS None.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Ground targets are situated near the cliffs on the N. side of the landing area. Range with marking facilities open all year round.

Air to Ground

Yes.
R. p. Firing Yes.
Dive bombing Yes.
   
   


Information taken from B.R. 1807 Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Dec. 48

 

 

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

 
 

 

No squadron s operated from this station, landing area intended for 'Wheels-up' emergency landing use only.
   

 

 

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 © 2013 Tony Drury www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk


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