Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations

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Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations
HMS Kipanga
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1942
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, Eastern Stations was a brief command of the Royal Navy established to provide collective oversight over all Royal Naval Air Station's in East Africa. It existed from June 1942 until August 1942.

History

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

Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations, which a subordinate command of the East Africa Station From June 1942 to August 1942 it was a naval air component of the Eastern Fleet. It was later replaced by a new command Naval Air Stations, East Africa.

In Command

Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations

Commodore-in-Charge, Naval Air Stations, Eastern Stations
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Commodore 2nd Class Commodore 2nd class command flag RN from 1864.png Frank Elliott June, 1942 – August, 1942 [1]

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 [2]
Royal Naval Air Station, Mackinnon Road HMS Tana Kenya May 1942 – 15 May 1944 [3]
Royal Naval Air Station, Tanga HMS Kiele Tanga, Tanganyika May 1942 – 31 March 1944 [4]
Royal Naval Air Station, Voi HMS Tana Voi, Kenya [5]
Royal Naval Air Section, Port Reitz HMS Tana Mombasa, Kenya 1 June 1942 – 31 March 1944 [6]
Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard, Nairobi HMS Korongo Nairobi, Kenya 1 September 1942 – 15 October 1944 [7]

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.[8]

References

  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  E". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Killindini". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Mackinnon Road". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Tanga". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  5. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Air Stations". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  6. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Port Reitz". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  7. Drury, Tony (2010–2020). "Nairobi". www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk. T. Drury. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  8. Houterman and Koppes.