List of air stations of the Royal Navy

This is a list of Naval Air Stations of the Royal Navy. Naval Air Stations are military airbases, and consist of permanent land-based operations locations for the military aviation division of the Royal Navy, namely the Fleet Air Arm.

=Current Naval Air Stations=Currently RNAS means "Royal Naval Air Station" and, in common with the Royal Air Force, is always followed by a geographical place in which the air station is located.(Historically RNAS is the "Royal Naval Air Service")

* RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk) - Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall, England
** RNAS Predannack (satellite airfield) - Mullion, Cornwall
* RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron) - Yeovilton, Somerset, England
** RNAS Merryfield (satellite airfield) - Merryfield, Somerset =Former Naval Air Stations=
* RNAS Aberdour
* RNAS Abbotsinch (HMS Sanderling)
* RNAS Aldergrove
* RNAS Almondbank
* RNAS Angle (HMS Goldcrest) (see also RAF Angle)
* RNAS Anthorn (HMS Nuthatch)
* RNAS Arbroath (HMS Condor)
* RNAS Ayr (HMS Wagtail)
* RNAS Balado Bridge
* RNAS Ballyhalbert (HMS Corncrake)
* RNAS Ballykelly
* RNAS Beccles
* RNAS Bedhampton Camp
* RNAS Belfast
* RNAS Benbecula
* RNAS Benson
* RNAS Bircham Newton
* RNAS Bootle
* RNAS Boscombe Down
* RNAS Bramcote (HMS Gamecock)
* RNAS Bratton
* RNAS Brawdy (see also RAF Brawdy)
* RNAS Brockworth
* RNAS Brough
* RNAS Bungay (HMS Europa)
* RNAS Burscough (HMS Ringtail)
* RNAS Bush Barn
* RNAS Calshot
* RNAS Campbeltown
* RNAS Charlton Horethorne
* RNAS China Bay (HMS Bambara, Trincomalee, Ceylon)
* RNAS Christchurch
* RNAS Cluntoe
* RNAS Colombo Racecourse (HMS Bherunda, Colombo, Ceylon)
* RNAS Cowdray Park
* RNAS Crail (HMS Jackdaw)
* RNAS Culcheth
* RNAS Culham (HMS Hornbill)
* RNAS Culmhead
* RNAS Dalcross
* RNAS Dale (see also RAF Dale)
* RNAS Dallachy
* RNAS Dalton
* RNAS Dale
* RNAS Defford
* RNAS Detling
* RNAS Digby
* RNAS Docking
* RNAS Donibristle (HMS Merlin)
* RNAS Dounreay
* RNAS Drem (HMS Nighthawk)
* RNAS Dundee
* RNAS Dundonald
* RNAS Dunino
* RNAS East Haven (HMS Peewit)
* RNAS Eastleigh (HMS Raven)
* RNAS Eglington (HMS Gannet)
* RNAS Evanton (HMS Fieldfare)
* RNAS Exeter
* RNAS Falmouth
* RNAS Farnborough
* RNAS Fearn (HMS Owl)
* RNAS Felixstowe
* RNAS Filton
* RNAS Flixton
* RNAS Ford (HMS Peregrine)
* RNAS Fraserburgh
* RNAS Gosport
* RNAS Great Yarmouth
* RNAS Greenock
* RNAS Grimsetter (HMS Robin)
* RNAS Guernsey
* RNAS Haldon
* RNAS Hamble
* RNAS Hatston (HMS Sparrowhawk)
* RNAS Heathrow
* RNAS Henstridge
* RNAS Hinstock
* RNAS Holton
* RNAS Inskip (HMS Nightjar)
* RNAS Jersey
* RNAS Katukurunda (HMS Ukussa, Katukurunda, Ceylon) [ [http://www.fleetairarmoa.org/pages/images_pages/page26.htm Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association, FAAOA ] ]
* RNAS Kemble
* RNAS Kirkistown
* RNAS Kirkwall (HMS Robin)
* RNAS Langham
* RNAS Lawrenny Ferry
* RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus)
* RNAS Leysdown
* RNAS Leuchars
* RNAS Limavardy
* RNAS Long Kesh
* RNAS Lossiemouth (HMS Fulmar)
* RNAS Ludham (HMS Flycatcher)
* RNAS Luton
* RNAS Lympne (HMS Buzzard)
* RNAS Machrihanish (HMS Landrail)
* RNAS MacMerry
* RNAS Manston
* RNAS Marham
* RNAS Martlesham Heath
* RNAS Maydown (HMS Shrike)
* RNAS Merryfield (HMS Heron II)
* RNAS Methven
* RNAS Middle Wallop (HMS Flycatcher)
* RNAS Milltown
* RNAS Moreton Vallance
* RNAS Mount Batten
* RNAS Needs Oar Point
* RNAS Narborough - now RAF Marham
* RNAS Netheravon
* RNAS North Coates
* RNAS Nutts Corner (HMS Pintail)
* RNAS Odiham
* RNAS Old Sarum
* RNAS Ollerton (HMS Godwit)
* RNAS Pembroke Dock
* RNAS Penhill St
* RNAS Peplow
* RNAS Perranporth
* RNAS Peterhead
* RNAS Portreath (see also RRH Portreath)
* RNAS Portsmouth
* RNAS Portland (HMS Osprey)
* RNAS Predannack
* RNAS Prestwick (HMS Gannet)
* RNAS Rattray Head (HMS Merganser)
* RNAS Roborough (see also Plymouth City Airport)
* RNAS Ronaldsway (HMS Urley - 'Eagle' in Manx)
* RNAS Sandbanks
* RNAS St Angelo
* RNAS St Davids
* RNAS St Mawgan
* RNAS St Merryn (HMS Curlew, HMS Vulture)
* RNAS Sealand
* RNAS Sherburn-in-Elmet
* RNAS Skaebrae
* RNAS Skitton
* RNAS Speke
* RNAS Staverton
* RNAS Stornaway
* RNAS Stretton (HMS Blackcap)
* RNAS Sullom Voe
* RNAS Sumburgh
* RNAS Swinfield
* RNAS Sydenham (HMS Gadwall)
* RNAS Tain (see also RAF Tain)
* RNAS Tangmere
* RNAS Thorney Island
* RNAS Topcliffe
* RNAS Turnhouse
* RNAS Twatt (HMS Tern)
* RNAS Waltham
* RNAS West Freugh
* RNAS West Malling
* RNAS Weston Park
* RNAS Weston-Super-Mare
* RNAS White Waltham
* RNAS Woodley
* RNAS Woodvale
* RNAS Worthy Down
* RNAS Zeals (HMS Hummingbird)

=Former Naval Air Stations by ship name (HMS xxx)=HMS means Her Majesty's Ship (or His Majesty's Ship if before February 1952).

Some smaller and some very early Naval Air Stations in the list above were not commissioned as HM Ships. Those below were commissioned and, therefore, have a ship's name. Royal Navy shore bases and naval air stations have traditionally been named in the same manner as seagoing ships.

Officers were appointed to HMS xxx rather than to RNAS xxx and, similarly, ratings' Service Certificates will show only the name of the ship when drafted to a Naval Air Station. Thus, this list may help when researching family history records.

*HMS Blackcap (Stretton, Cheshire, near Warrington, England)
*HMS Buzzard (Lympne, Kent, England)
*HMS Buzzard (Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica)
*HMS Condor (Arbroath, Scotland)
*HMS Corncrake (Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Curlew (St Merryn, Cornwall, England)
*HMS Daedalus (also HMS Ariel) (Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, England)
*HMS Europa (Bungay, Suffolk, England)
*HMS Falcon (Hal Far, Malta GC)
*HMS Fieldfare (Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland)
*HMS Flycatcher (Ludham, Norfolk, then Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England)
*HMS Fulmar (Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland)
*HMS Gadwall (Sydenham, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Gamecock (Bramcote, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
*HMS Gannet (Eglinton, Derry, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Gannet (Prestwick, Ayr, Scotland)
*HMS Godwit (Ollerton, Shropshire, England)
*HMS Goldcrest (Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
*HMS Goldfinch (Ta Kali, Malta GC)
*HMS Hornbill (Culham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire)
*HMS Humming Bird (Zeals, Wiltshire, England)
*HMS Icarus (Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland)
*HMS Jackdaw (Crail, Fife, Scotland)
*HMS Landrail (Machrihanish, Argyllshire, Scotland)
*HMS Malabar (Boaz Island, Sandys, Bermuda)
*HMS Merganser (Rattray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
*HMS Merlin (Donibristle, Fife, Scotland)
*HMS Nabaron (Ponam Island, Admiralty Islands)
*HMS Nabberley (Bankstown, Australia)
*HMS Nabbington (Nowra, Australia)
*HMS Nabcatcher (Kai Tak, Hong Kong)
*HMS Nabhurst (Middle Wallop, England)
*HMS Nabreekie (Meeandah, Brisbane, Australia)
*HMS Nabrock (Sembawang, Singapore)
*HMS Nabstock(Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)
*HMS Nabswick (Jervis Bay, Australia)
*HMS Nabthorpe (Schofields, New South Wales, Australia)
*HMS Nighthawk (Drem, East Lothian, Scotland)
*HMS Nightjar (Inskip,Preston, Lancashire, England)
*HMS Nuthatch (Anthorn, Cumberland, England)
*HMS Osprey (Portland, Dorset, England)
*HMS Owl (Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland)
*HMS Peewit (East Haven, Angus, Scotland)
*HMS Peregrine (Ford, Sussex, England)
*HMS Pintail (Nutts Corner, Crumlin, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Raven (Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire, England)
*HMS Ringtail (Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England)
*HMS Robin (Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland)
*HMS Sanderling (Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire, Scotland) now Glasgow International Airport
*HMS Sea Eagle (Derry, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Shrike (Maydown, County Down, Northern Ireland)
*HMS Simbang (Sembawang, Singapore)
*HMS Sparrowhawk (Hatston, Orkney, Scotland)
*HMS Tern (Twatt, Orkney, Scotland)
*HMS Urley (Ronaldsway, Isle of Man)
*HMS Vulture (St Merryn, Cornwall, England)
*HMS Vulture II (Treligga), Cornwall, England)
*HMS Wagtail (Heathfield, Ayr, Scotland)

= References =

=See also=
*Mobile Naval Air Bases
*List of airports in the United Kingdom
*List of RAF stations
*List of Royal Navy shore establishments
*Royal Navy Dockyard
*Seaplane bases in the United Kingdom
*Aircraft Handler
*List of airfields of the Army Air Corps
*Lists of military installations


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