Tyne & Wear HER: 15069
Grid ref: NZ34687478

Royal Naval Air Service - Whitley Bay


During World War 1 a Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) landing slip and wooden aeroplane hangers were built on fields near to St Mary's Lighthouse adjacent to what is now Whitley Bay Caravan Park. The base was operational between 1914-1916 after which it was returned to agricultural use.
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RNAS Whitley Bay - North East Land Sea Air Museum

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War in the Air: WW1
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Tyne and Wear HER(15069): Whitley Bay, aerodrome - Details
- "The Royal Naval Air Service used this site as a coastal landing ground. The main role of the RNAS was fleet reconnaissance, patrolling the coast for enemy ships and submarines ...

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