Naval Air Stations, Australia

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Naval Air Stations, Australia
(HMS Golden Hind)
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
ActiveDecember 1944
DisbandedOctober 1945
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Part ofBritish Pacific Fleet
Garrison/HQSydney, Australia
Commanders
FirstRear-Admiral Reginald Henry Portal
LastRear-Admiral Reginald Henry Portal

Naval Air Stations, Australia (HMS Golden Hind) was a shore command established in December, 1944,[1] and was headquartered in Sydney, Australia.[2] It was a component of the British Pacific Fleet, and was commanded by the Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations, Australia.[3][4] The command was responsible the supply of replacement aircrews, aircraft, and engines to the combat area.[5] It was also responsible for training aircrews in Australia to meet (BPF’s) requirements. On October, 1945 it was renamed to Naval Air Stations, Pacific.[6]

In Command

Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations, Australia

Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations, Australia

  1. Captain E. H. Shattock. December, 1944 - October, 1945.[7]

Components in this command

Mobile Operational Naval Air Bases (MONABs) were a series of mobile units first formed in 1944 to provide logistical support to the Fleet Air Arm aircraft of the Royal Navy's British Pacific Fleet towards the end of World War II. Ten MONABs were established, most were based in Australia.

Unit Location 1944-1945
MONAB I Australia ditto
MONAB II ditto ditto
MONAB III ditto ditto
MONAB IV Papua New Guinea ditto
MONAB V Australia ditto
MONAB VI ditto ditto
MONAB VII ditto ditto

References

  1. Admiralty, British. (July 1945). The Navy List. Flag Officers in Commission. H.M.S.O. London. England. p. 2354.
  2. Hobbs, David (1 January 2013). "The Royal Navy's Pacific Strike Force". Naval History Magazine. Annapolis, Maryland, United States: U.S. Naval Institute. 27 (1).
  3. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - P - Portal, [Sir] Reginald Henry". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. Hobbs, David, (January 2013). The Royal Navy's Pacific Strike Force. U.S.N.I.
  5. Hobbs, David, (January 2013). The Royal Navy's Pacific Strike Force. U.S.N.I.
  6. Hobbs, David, (January 2013). The Royal Navy's Pacific Strike Force. U.S.N.I.
  7. The Navy List. (July 1945). p. 2354.