Latitude 34° 00' 23"S Longitude 18° 29' 43"E

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facilities on a South African Air Force Station. 

 

OPENED

c.1940

 

COMMISSIONED

Initially on books of AFRIKANDER III  then AFRIKANDER I from 02.06.1941.

 

CLOSED

18.05.42 R.N. Air Section transferred to RNAS Wingfield

 

PAID OFF

18.05.42

   

C.O.

 
   

FUNCTION

 

 

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Section

S.A.A.F. station Youngsfield,

Wynberg, Cape Town,

South Africa.

 

LOCALITY

 

 

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 
   
   

CONTROL

Control Building

ELEVATION

 ' above M.S.L.

RUNWAYS


--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... --- x -- yds. 

 

TRACKS

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

None.

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

 

Beacons

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

None.

By night

 

APPROACH - RADIO

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 transmitters,  receivers.

VH/F

  transmitters,   receivers.

CALL SIGNS

R/T

 

W/T

 

Identity letters

 
   

GROUND RADAR

 

 

 

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters


Capacity

Officers............................................---
Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings................... ---
W.R.N.S. Officers ..............................---

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings..... ---

 

ARMOURIES

 

COMPASS BASE

 

DISPERSAL

 

HANGARS

Hangars

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

       
       
       
       
 

MEDICAL

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation -

 

M/T -

 

Oil -

 

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

 

814

Torpedo, Bomber, Reconnaissance Squadron

Detachment (8) disembarked from H.M.S. HERMES 05-16.01.41.

Equipped with Swordfish Is.


826

 

827

Torpedo, Spottier, Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 02-07.01.42

Equipped with 12 Albacore Is.


831

 

888

 

 

 

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Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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