On May 24th 1939 administrative control of the Fleet Air Arm was transferred to the Board of Admiralty from the Royal Air Force.  Four airfields in the UK were transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, these were the stations at Donibristle, Lee-on-Solent, Ford, and Worthy Down, but they still relied entirely on lodger facilities at RAF stations when operating overseas. During the early days of the war the navy took steps to obtain its own airfields both in the UK and near to strategic bases abroad; some were to be purpose built and others taken over from the RAF.


Key to abbreviations:

R.N.A.Y. - Royal Naval Air Yard

R.N.A.M.Y. - Royal Naval Aircraft Maintenance Yard

R.N.A.R.Y. - Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard

T.A.M.Y. - Transportable Aircraft Maintenance Yard


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This index covers all Royal Naval Air Maintenance & Repair Yards, listed alphabetically by location.

See the master index for a full list of all Fleet Air Arm establishments

Active links open pages that contain basic information and pages under construction - Bold links open pages that are complete with unit history. Green links go to pages on other parts of the RN Research Archive.


Name Ship name Type Location
Archerfield H.M.S. Nabsford R.N.A.rM.Y
(T.A.M.Y. No.1)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Belfast H.M.S. Gadwall R.N.A.M.Y. County Antrim, N. Ireland
Clappenburg Bay[Trincomalee] H.M.S. Bambara R.N.A.M.Y. Trincomalee, Ceylon
Cluntoe On Books of 'Gannet' R.N.A.S. County Tyrone, N. Ireland
Coimbatore H.M.S. Garuda R.N.A.R.Y. S. India
Donninristle H.M.S. Merlin R.N.A.M.Y. Fife, Scotland
Evanton H.M.S. Fieldfare R.N.A.M.Y. Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Fayid H.M.S. Phoenix R.N.A.R.Y. Egypt
Fleetlands  - R.N.A.Y. Gosport, Hampshire, England
Kalafrana On books of 'Falcon' R.N.A.M.Y. Malta
Katukurunda H.M.S. Ukussa R.N.A.S./R.N.A.M.Y. Ceylon, Yemen
Kilindini H.M.S. Kipanga R.N.A.S./.R.N.A.Y. Kenya
Nairobi H.M.S. Korongo R.N.A.R.Y. Kenya
Ratmalana H.M.S. Seruwa R.N.A.Y./F.A.A. Transit Camp Ceylon
Sembawang H.M.S. Simbang R.N.A.R.Y. Singapore
Stretton H.M.S. Blackcap R.N.A.S./R.N.A.M.Y. Cheshire, England
Tambaram H.M.S. Valluru R.N.A.S./R.N.A.M.Y. Madras, S. India
Tambaram H.M.S. Valluru R.N.A.M.Y. Madras, S. India
Wingfield H.M.S. Malagas R.N.A.R.Y. Cape Town, S. Africa
Wroughton  - R.N.A.Y. Swindon, Wiltshire