Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean

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Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean
HMS Bherunda
Ensign of the Royal Navy animated.gif
Active1942-1945
CountryFlag of Ceylon 1875 to 1948.png British Ceylon
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
RN Air Station, Colombo RacecourseColombo, Ceylon

Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean was a former Fleet Air Arm command area of the Royal Navy established to provide collective oversight over all Royal Naval Air Station's in the Indian Ocean. It existed from September 1942 until July 1945.

History

Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean was a former shore command of the Royal Navy created to provide collective oversight over Royal Naval Air stations, sections and repair yards in the Indian Ocean area. The command was commanded by the Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean who was based at RN Air Station, Colombo Racecourse known as HMS Bherunda from April 1943 to July, 1945.

In Command

Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean (1943-1945)

Rear-Admiral Naval Air Stations, Indian Ocean
Rank Flag Name Term Notes/Ref
1 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Arthur William La Touche Bisset 22 September 1942 – 20 March 1943. [1]
2 Rear-Admiral Rear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Henry Clive Rawlings 30, April 1943 – July 1945 [2]

Components under this Command

Unit Native Name Location Station Active Ref
Naval Air Stations, Ceylon HMS Lanka/HMS Ukussa Colombo/Katukurunda, Ceylon April 1943 – July 1945

References

  1. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  B". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. Houterman, Hans; Koppes, Jeroen. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945  --  R". www.unithistories.com. Netherlands: Houterman and Koppes. Retrieved 2 March 2021.