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RAF Kaldadarnes
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Icelandic Government
Operator Royal Air Force
Serves Reykjavik, Iceland
Location Reykjavik, Iceland
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1941-1945 (1945)
Coordinates 63°55′52.33″N 021°10′14.78″W / 63.9312028°N 21.1707722°W / 63.9312028; -21.1707722Coordinates: 63°55′52.33″N 021°10′14.78″W / 63.9312028°N 21.1707722°W / 63.9312028; -21.1707722
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Iceland location map
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RAF Kaldadarnes
Location in Iceland

Royal Air Force Station Kaldadarnes or more simply RAF Kaldadarnes is a former Royal Air Force station, near the city of Reykjavik, Iceland.

BeginningsEdit

The station was built in 1940 by the British Army and used by the Royal Air Force from March 1941 and throughout the remainder of the Second World War.

SquadronsEdit

Sqn Aircraft Joined Departed From > To Notes
48 Lockheed Hudson V & III 6 January 1942 23 September 1942 RAF Wick > RAF Sumburgh Detachment only.[1]
98 Fairey Battle V
Hawker Hurricane I
31 July 1940 15 July 1941 RAF Gatwick > DB Last Squadron move prior to being disbanded.[2]
269 Avro Anson I
Lockheed Hudson I & III
April 1940 6 March 1943 RAF Wick > RAF Reykjavik Detachment initially prior to Squadron move.[3]

After the cessation of hostilities of the Second World War the British Government handed the airfield over to the Icelandic Civil Aviation Authority and was used for a short while until it was closed and is now in ruins.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford, p.44 (No. 48 Sqn)
  2. Jefford, p.56 (No. 98 Sqn)
  3. Jefford, p.84 (No. 269 Sqn)

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford, C G MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). (2001). R.A.F Squadrons, A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84037-141-2. 

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