Naval Air Stations, East Africa

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Naval Air Stations, East Africa
HMS Tana
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1943-1945
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
AllegianceBritish Empire
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Part ofEast Africa Station
RN BaseKilindini, British Kenya

Naval Air Stations, East Africa was a former command of the Royal Navy established to provide collective oversight over all Royal Naval Air Station's in East Africa. It replaced the earlier command Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations. It existed from August 1943 until January 1945.

History

Naval Air Stations, East Africa was a former shore command of the Royal Navy created to provide collective oversight over Royal Naval Air stations, sections and repair yards in East Africa. It replaced the earlier command Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations.

Naval Air Stations, East Africa, which a subordinate command of the East Africa Station From August 1943 to 22 November 1944 it was the a naval air component of the Eastern Fleet until 22 November 1944. It then became an air component of the East Indies Fleet until 1 January 1945.

In Command

Commodore, Naval Air Stations East Africa

Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
Commodore, Naval Air Stations, East Africa
1 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Frank Elliott 10 August 1943 – 1 January 1945 [1][2]

Components under this Command

Unit Native Name Location Station Active Ref
Royal Naval Air Station, Kilindini HMS Kipanga Kilindini, Kenya 1 June 1942 - 31 March 1944 [3]
Royal Naval Air Station, Mackinnon Road HMS Tana Kenya May 1942 – 15 May 1944 [4][5]
Royal Naval Air Station, Tanga HMS Kiele Tanga, Tanganyika May 1942 – 31 March 1944 [6][7]
Royal Naval Air Station, Voi HMS Tana Voi, Kenya [8][9]
Royal Naval Air Section, Port Reitz HMS Tana Mombasa, Kenya 1 June 1942 – 31 March 1944 [10][11]
Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard, Nairobi HMS Korongo Nairobi, Kenya 1 September 1942 – 15 October 1944 [12][13]

Additional Notes

Rear-Admiral Frank Elliott had earlier retired from the Royal Navy in July, 1936. He was reinstated for service with Royal Navy in November, 1939 with the rank of Commodore Second Class for the duration of the war.[14]

References

  1. The navy list. London, England: London : His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1944. pp. 2182–2183.
  2. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  E". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Killindini". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Mackinnon Road". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  5. Admiralty, Great Britain (October 1944). "Royal Naval Air Stations etc. Eastern Fleet Command". The Navy List (bi Monthly). London: H.M.S.O. p. 2200.
  6. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Tanga". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  7. The Navy List (Oct 1944)
  8. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Air Stations". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  9. The Navy List (Oct 1944)
  10. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Port Reitz". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  11. The Navy List (Oct 1944)
  12. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Nairobi". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  13. The Navy List (Oct 1944)
  14. Houterman and Koppes.